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Title: The Impact of Advocacy and Community Mobilization on the Utilization of Health Services at the Comprehensive Health Centre, Gindiri.
Authors: Adah, S.O.
Ogbonna, C.
Anga, P.
Chingle, M.P.
Ashikeni, M.A.
Envuladu, E.
Agaba, C.
Audu, S.
Bupwatda, P.
Zoakah, A.I.
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Jos Journal of Medicine
Series/Report no.: Vol. 4;No. 1
Abstract: Primary Health Care facilities provide promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services to a community. They may be well built and equipped with adequate resources but grossly underutilized due to several factors. Health records at the Comprehensive Health Centre Gindiri for 2005 were compared with those of 2007 after a wellcoordinated advocacy and mobilization programme in that community. The results show that the total out patient attendance in 2007 increased by 220.6% when compared to that of 2005. 293 patients were admitted into the wards in 2005 compared to 813 in 2007(277%). There was no surgery carried out in the whole of 2005, whereas in 2007 there were 98 surgeries. Advocacy and community mobilization could be important factors in the utilization of primary health services.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2101
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