Intra-urban Inequalities in Under-Five Mortality in Developing Countries: The Case of Ouagadougou City, Burkina Faso

Bassiahi Abdramane Soura, Université Catholique de Louvain

If nowadays many studies are completed on inequalities in infant or child mortality in developing countries, very little are focused on the urban area and specifically on the intra-urban inequalities of this mortality, often considered as the reflection of socio-economic or socio-medical inequalities in the city. With my interest in Ouagadougou (capital of Burkina Faso) and by using data resulting essentially from the 1985 and 1996 censuses, my paper will relate to the intra-urban inequalities in under-five mortality. It will try to answer specifically the four main following questions: What was the geographical distribution of the under-five mortality in Ouagadougou in the middle of the Nineties? How these inequalities did evolve since the beginning of the Eighties? What are the factors associated with these spatial differences in under-five mortality? How can one explain the changes occurred (between the two dates) in the districts levels of under-five mortality?

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Presented in Poster Session 2