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dc.contributor.author Van Rooy, Gert
dc.contributor.author Amadhila, Elina
dc.contributor.author Mufune, Pempelani
dc.contributor.author Swarts, Leslie
dc.contributor.author MacLachlan, Mannan
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-15T17:11:59Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-15T17:11:59Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Van rooy, G., Amadhila, E.M., Mufune, P., et al. (2012). Perceived barriers to accessing health services among people with disabilities in rural northern Namibia. Disability & Society, 27(6), 761-775. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/2606
dc.description.abstract People living with disabilities (PWD) face unique problems in dealing with con-ventional healthcare facilities. We investigate the experiences of PWD as they access healthcare facilities in rural Namibia. More specifically, we investigate structural–environmental and process barriers to accessing health facilities. The study relied on semi-structured interviews and purposive sampling. The results showed PWD find it difficult to walk to health centers for treatment due to lackof transport, money to pay for treatment and toilet facilities and the distance is too far for people with lower-limb disabilities. There is a need to consider the unique issues affecting access to healthcare for people living with disabilities to achieve equitable access to healthcare services. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Disability en_US
dc.subject Health services en_US
dc.title Perceived barriers to accessing health services among people with disabilities in rural northern Namibia en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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