Public Health in Nigeria: From Cure to Care

  • A.S. JEGEDE
  • S.E. IDEMUDIA
  • S.N. MADU

Abstract



This paper examines the public health practice in Nigeria using immunization as a case study. It explains health care development in Nigeria. Data show limited health education activities, the cornerstone of public health, especially in the rural areas where people rely mostly on informal sources for health information due to lack of access to formal media sources of information. There is significant relationship between awareness and use of immunization service (P<0.05). Hence, the need for adequate practice of preventive care is emphasized

IFE PsychologIA Vol 9, No1 2001, pp. 35-46
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