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The Influence of Primary Health Care Training on Health Workers and the Community: A Case Study of Esan West Local Government Area, Edo State

The rate of poor health care delivery services in Nigeria has been a major problem in the Nigerian Health Sector consuming so much thoughts and rigorous policies that have been set in place to curb its trending limitations. The sermons of development have become so ear irritating as so much has been said, discussed on the news, platforms, name it, but yet the problems are still persistent and on daily basis land mosquito-like bites on the minds of those who struggle daily to cope and still hope for development somewhere, somehow. This was a study intervention to determine the awareness level of Primary Health Care (PHC) training in Esan west L.G.A of Edo state, Nigeria. This study also investigated the influence of these training both previous and present on the quality of health care services provided in the health care centres also assessing the problems and providing possible tackling mechanisms to curbing these problems in the Esan West Local Government Area. This study involved the use of questionnaires to assess the individual perception of the PHC training. 300 questionnaires were randomly handed out to the respondents present at the PHC training and analysed afterwards. This study however highlighted some of the distinctive problems tail dragging the delivery services in the primary health care centres in Esan West Local Government area of Edo state, Nigeria. Evaluating from majority opinion carried out in this study, the primary health care trainings had not been really conducted/ felt in the community, as commencement of these health care programs will bring about an improvement in the health care delivery services as well as improve the rate of tackling diseases conditions in the community.


Ikpotokin Samuel Osahon

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