Title

The Davao City Health System: An Approach to Optimally Locating Community Health Facilities

Date of Original Version

2006

Type

Working Paper

Abstract or Description

Two hierarchical location-allocation models are used to locate two types of communitybased health facilities in Davao City, Philippines. Oftentimes, locating health facilities are motivated by factors such as politics and resource availability. Different optimization approaches to locating a mix of these health facilities across the rural and urban areas of the city. Computations results are evaluated based on three performance metrics: operating costs, average weighted travel distance and population coverage.