Primary Health Care: Open Access

ISSN - 2167-1079

Olugbenga Fola Sholeye

  • Research Article
    Strengthening the Foundation for Sustainable Primary Health Care Services in Nigeria
    Author(s): Olayinka Akanke Abosede and Olugbenga Fola SholeyeOlayinka Akanke Abosede and Olugbenga Fola Sholeye

    Since 1978’s Alma-Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care (PHC) with the popular slogan “Health for All by the Year 2000” and subsequently the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of the Year 2000, Nigeria has made 3 major attempts to establish a sustainable PHC system and some of the reasons for failure of the first two have been identified. Even though there is some degree of general improvement, compared to other countries in the world, Nigeria’s indices in spite of international aids have remained poor {Neonatal Mortality Rate (40/000), Under-five Mortality Rate (157/000) and Maternal Mortality Ratio (545/100000). The aim of this descriptive, interventional study is to highlight positive steps taken by governments to re-establish and revitalise PHC, especially by empowering communities, the challenges, and lessons learned as potentials for improvement of a un.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2167-1079.1000167

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