Skip to main content

Table 1 Important characteristics of case study districts

From: Scaling-up strategic purchasing: analysis of health system governance imperatives for strategic purchasing in a free maternal and child healthcare programme in Enugu State, Nigeria

Characteristics District A District A
Geographical location Rural Urban
Total Population (2016 projection)a 203,364 990,225
Growth ratea 3.2% 3.2%
Population of women of child bearing age (WCBA) (46.9% urban; 42.8% rural)b 87,040 464,416
Population of U-5 children (15.5% urban; 18.1% rural)b 36,809 153,485
% of WBCA currently pregnant (9.5 in urban, 14% in rural)b 12,186 44,120
Proportion delivered in public health facility (36.5%)b 4448 16,104
Number of public PHC facilitiesc 31 46
Number of public SHC facilitiesc 3 6
Number of private health facilitiesc 6 168
Number of Health facility committeesd 20 8
Mean nurses per PHC facilitye 0.09 0.44
Mean number of CHEWs/ JCHEWs per PHCe 3.3 10.9
  1. Sources: aBased on Nigeria 2006 Census report [22], bNDHS (2013) [23], cEnugu State Referral Directory [25], dHealth Facility Committee Report [24] and eNkwo et al. [26]