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PRIMARY HEALTH CARE DELIVERY IN ADO-ODO/OTA OGUN STATE, NIGERIA: CHALLENGES AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS

Azuh, Dominic E. and Chinedu, S. N. (2014) PRIMARY HEALTH CARE DELIVERY IN ADO-ODO/OTA OGUN STATE, NIGERIA: CHALLENGES AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS. JOURNAL OF DEMOGRAPHY AND SOCitU STATISTICS. pp. 57-68.

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Abstract

Twenty-five years after the establishment of the primary health care (PHC) delivery system in Nigeria, facilities lack the capacity to achieve its objectives. 17ze situation poses a threat in the nation's effort at achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which is less than 1000 days away. Studies on this focus are few and not really community based. To bridge this gap, current paper seeks to examine the factors retarding the operations of primary health care in Ado-Odo!Ota local government area in Ogzm State Nigeria in order to accelerate health care services especially at the grassroots among other PHC centres in the country. The methodology is based on survey work among all the 16 primary health care facilities within the 16 wards in Ado-Odo!Ota local government area (AOO ), from which data were collected from the respondents. The respondents were health personnel available during the period of survey. Using a semi structured questionnaire. On the whole the total number of 16 PHCs was covered in the study. Descriptive and inferential analyses were carried out using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). The variables referred to are as given on tables 1 to 4. Six variables namely poor state of building, low community involvement, poor cold chain storage facility, irregularity of worker's payment, poor state of roads to PHC facility and state of vital equipment were regressed against the state of PHC using perceived service satisfaction of facility as the proxy dependent variable. It finds poor state of building/structure, low community involvement, poor ·storage facility, irregular payment of worker's salwy, poor state of roads to facility, vital equipment inadequacy (p= .000, .000,.000, .000, .046 and .000 respectively) among other factors inhibiting service delivery at the grassroots. In order to improve the services at this first- tier level, funding should be increased, procurement of drugs, consumables and cold chain/storage facility ensured, salary and welfare of the staff enhanced and made regular, facilities and equipment be provided

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Challenges; community; delivery; grassroots; primary health care
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2017 10:21
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2017 10:21
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/7956

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