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COMBATING INFANT MORTALITY IN IBADAN NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, SOUTHWEST, NIGERIA: NEED FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

ALLEN, Abimbola Adebimpe and Adekola, Paul Oluwatomipe (2014) COMBATING INFANT MORTALITY IN IBADAN NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, SOUTHWEST, NIGERIA: NEED FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, 16 (2). ISSN 1520-5509

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Abstract

Improve sanitation and health delivery has become an important issue because of it significant implication of quality of life in the society. This paper examines the effect of poor sanitation on infant mortality and effort of both government and individual at combating the menace. Demographic records of the Ibadan North LGA from 2006 to 2010 and perceptions of the people were obtained from Focused Group Discussions, with mothers of between 15 and 49 years at 6 purposively selected residential areas. Analysis of the demographic records shows that the study area, whose average total population was 306,795 as at 2006 national census recorded about 1431 infant deaths. The study indicates that poor sanitation attitude of the residents of the LGA were the reason of high infant mortality. The study therefore concludes that infant mortality can be reduced to the barest minimum if good sanitation is mandated for each household by the relevant local authorities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infant Mortality, Improve Sanitation, Toilet Facilities, Environmental Characteristics, and Residential Area
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2016 11:54
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2016 11:54
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/7079

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