Assessing the challenges impeding effective primary health care delivery in Southwest Nigeria

  • O.O. Adepoju
  • Z.O Opafunso
  • A. F. Lawal
  • M.O Ajayi


This study seeks to investigate the challenges impeding healthcare delivery in selected Primary Health Care facilities in South West Nigeria. A quantitative approach was adopted with purposive sampling of 241 health workers across PHC facilities in South West Nigeria. Data was analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS version 22). The study revealed seven main challenges which included shortage of manpower, inadequate medical equipment, lack of employee motivation, lack of basic infrastructure, unavailability of drugs, poor funding and cultural belief. Consequent upon these findings, government interventions such as employment of more skilled personnel, improved working conditions, employee motivation, provision of basic facilities/equipment and better financing, is required to enhance the quality of service and sustainability of PHC in Nigeria


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