Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Monitoring service delivery for universal health coverage: the Service Availability and Readiness Assessment

Kathryn O’Neill, Marina Takane, Ashley Sheffel, Carla Abou-Zahr & Ties Boerma

Volume 91, Number 12, December 2013, 923-931

Table 3. Service availability in selected facilities in six countries, according to the Service Availability and Readiness Assessment, 2008–2010

Characteristic Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Haiti
Sierra Leone
United Republic of Tanzania
Zambia
2008 2008 2008 2011 2012 2010 2008 2010
Design Census Census Census Sample survey Sample survey Census Census Census
No. of districts sampled (total districts) 13 (63) 7 (77) 9 (42) NA (13) NA (13) 15 (113) 9 (72) 17 (72)
No. of facilities sampled 542 207 210 207 106 691 326 565
Populationa 3 330 998 572 813 2 704 095 5 746 800 5 919 204 4 606 667 2 649 178 3 766 667
No. of facilities per 10 000 1.6 3.6 0.8 2.2b 2.1 1.5 1.2 1.5
Private for-profit, % 9.9 39.0 22.2 13.5 13.2 17.0 34.6 18.7
Inpatient beds per 10 000 7.0 10.4 6.6 NA NA 14.0 14.0 8.4
Health workers per 10 000 (range) 3.6 (0.5–10.7) 22.4 (6.1–93.1) 7.6 (4.3–11.6) NA NA 7.2 (3.4–19.7) 11.3 (2.3–26.9) 12.1 (2.7–28.8)
Facilities with nurse present on day of visit, % 77.2 80.0 84.5 NA NA 49.4 59.4 NA
Facilities offering service, %
Child immunization 66.0 68.1 81.0 92.0 92.0 80.0 67.8 84.0
Family planning 69.7 47.1 81.3 89.0 96.0 78.0 72.6 89.0
Delivery 67.0 60.9 46.7 91.0 91.0 67.0 42.0 64.0

NA, not available.

a Population of the districts included in the assessment. Sierra Leone conducted a national sample survey and hence the figures presented are national population figures.

b Based on national master facility list (1264 facilities).