Introduction

Spatial disparities impact population health and are linked to social and health disparities. Understanding the scope, nature, and trends of regional inequalities can help create policies, strategies, and interventions that affect the morbidity and mortality of various disease control. The variations in the distribution of health facilities have resulted in differences in health outcomes within Ghana’s administrative districts, of which the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality (LMKM) is no exception. The primary objective of this study was to examine the distribution of healthcare resources in the LMKM in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

Methods

A single case study approach involving all health resources, facilities, and supporting service centers in the LMKM was adopted. All functional health facilities in the municipality during the study were included. The study partly used records of generated coordinates using the global positioning system of other resources and services.

Results

The Municipality had 16 health facilities and 29 supporting centers. There were 285 clinical health workers in the municipality. Odumase and Akuse had higher percentages of clinical health personnel. The municipality’s population per single health worker ratio was 13,201:1. Agomanya had the highest number of facilities and support centers. The population per health facility ratio was 15,086 per facility.

Conclusion

The study demonstrated disparities in the distribution of health facilities across the municipality. There is a need to ensure that all health resources are allocated to the population size and the health needs of the LMKM.

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