The African Population and Health Research Centre carried out this study, with support from FRONTIERS and USAID, in order to inform Benin’s Projet Intégré en Santé Familiale (Integrated Project on Family Health—PROSAF) about socio-cultural factors in Borgou that can impede health improvements. More specifically, the study aimed to identify key players in household decisionmaking processes, map out patterns of health-seeking behavior, elucidate how such patterns are associated with prevailing health services utilization, assess community valuation of existing health services and products, and recommend to PROSAF approaches to identified target groups for their intervention. The findings indicate that for all the communities under study, health care is not considered a priority in the allocation of household resources, which raises a number of concerns regarding health-seeking behavior and attitudes. PROSAF is expected to rely on the present study outcome to design its future strategies.
Ngom, Pierre, Salome Wawire, Timothee Gandaho, Pierre Klissou, Toussaint Adjimon, Mbaye Seye, Emile Akouanou, and Laurie Winter. 2000. "Intra-household decision-making on health and resource allocation in Borgou, Bénin," FRONTIERS Final Report. Nairobi: Population Council.
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