Tag Archives: conditional cash transfer; maternal health; healthcare services; maternal mortality; Nigeria.

Probable Factors Affecting Utilization of Conditional Cash Transfer in Maternal Healthcare in Ekiti State, Nigeria (Published)

Citation: Emmanuel Busuyi, Oguntomi and  Clement A. Ighodaro (2022)  Probable Factors Affecting Utilization of Conditional Cash Transfer in Maternal Healthcare in Ekiti State, Nigeria, International Journal of Public Health, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Vol. 7, No.1, pp.41-57

This study investigated probable factors that affect utilization of conditional cash transfer in maternal healthcare services in Ekiti State, Nigeria. The aims and objectives were to investigate how socioeconomic factors, uptake level, and quality of healthcare service affect utilization of conditional cash transfer in maternal healthcare services in Ekiti State, Nigeria. The descriptive non-experimental qualitative study used structured questionnaire to collect data. Convenience non-probability random sampling techniques was used to select 768 participants from 23 health facilities across 6 local government areas in 2 senatorial districts of Ekiti State. The findings revealed that the mean value of the groups especially income (1.60) was not significant at 2.5 (mean criterion), while education (3.21) and health insurance (3.73) were significant at 2.5. The chi-square Pearson Goodness of fit test was statistically significant at 0.05pvalue. Government should introduce conditional cash transfer to improve the uptake and quality of maternal healthcare in the State.

Keywords: conditional cash transfer; maternal health; healthcare services; maternal mortality; Nigeria.