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Health Status of Remittance Receiving Households: Evidence from the 2014 National Population and Housing Census

Sandra Mirembe, Center for Population - Makerere University
Keneddy Niwagaba, Makerere University
Abel Nzabona, Makerere University

Migration through remittances sent by migrants plays a significant role in the health and well-being of recipients by financing the purchase of food, clothing, housing, education expenses, land and businesses investments; and health care services. Analysis was done for households which received remittances during the last 12 months using the 2014 National Population and Housing Census. Data was analyzed at Univariate, bivariate and multivariate levels considering deaths as the dependent variable of the study. Results show that region, residence, marital status, total children ever born, disability status, number of rooms used and other materials used for the floor had a positive significant association with death of any family member in the last 12 months (P<0.05). The study concludes by recommending need to improve partnerships and coordination with government sectors and other countries especially those receiving Ugandan migrants.

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  Presented in Session P2. Poster Session 2