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Global Approaches to Extension Practice: A Journal of Agricultural Extension

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Perceived Contributions Of Health Extension Programme On Women In A South Western State In Nigeria

TO Ekedo, MO Ahaiwe

Abstract


The study examines perceived contributions of health extension programme on women in a south western state in Nigeria. Data for the study was collected with the aid of a structured questionnaire which was administered to 85 randomly selected women from Ona – Ara Local Government area of Oyo State, Nigeria. Data analysis was carried out using descriptive statistics. It was found that respondents perceived the immunization programme favourably. This was further stressed as 100% of the respondents indicated that the immunization has been helpful to them by reducing rate of sicknesses in their children. Also some of the women explained that having them immunized during pregnancy helped them stop convulsion. Based on the findings of the study, the study recommends that continuous awareness campaign be emphasized to achieve 100% participation. There is need to upgrade rural community health facilities. There is the urgent need to establish grassroots health care committees to further strengthen the involvement of the people in health care practices.



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