Diversity & Equality in Health and Care Open Access

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Abstract

THE PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF PRIMARY HEALTHCARE: A CASE STUDY OF ODO-OWA OKE ERO LOCAL GOVERNMENT KWARA STATE,NIGERIA.

Fabunmi Abiola David* and Adeshina James Oluwatosin

Background: The delivery of effective primary health care remains a critical challenge in underserved regions like Odo-owa, Oke Ero Local Government, Kwara State. This study aims to investigate the existing problems and prospects within the primary health care system of this locality.

Methods: A mixed-methods approach was employed, combining qualitative interviews with healthcare professionals and community members, as well as quantitative surveysto assessinfrastructure, accessibility, and community engagement. Data was analyzed using thematic analysis and statistical techniques.

Results: The research revealed a range of challenges, including inadequate healthcare facilities, limited access to healthcare services, and inadequate community awareness. However, opportunities emerged through the strong sense of community and willingness to collaborate for healthcare improvement.

Conclusions: Despite challenges, this study underscores the potential for enhancing primary health care in Odoowa. Addressing infrastructure gaps, improving healthcare workforce training, fostering community engagement, and advocating for increased funding are essential steps for realizing a more effective and equitable primary health care system

Published Date: 2023-08-29; Received Date: 2023-08-01