MANAGEMENT OF NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME (NHIS) IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR: ISSUES, PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY           One of the basic needs of the people of any nation is good health. This incorporates physical fitness, adequate nutrition and food security, high life expectancy, absence of epidemic and endemic disease and efficient healthcare service delivery. Mfon (2005:21) expresses that a nation with an effective […]

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POSTPARTUM HEALTH RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE OF MOTHERS AT 12 WEEKS AFTER VAGINAL AND CAESARIAN DELIVERY IN SELECTED HOSPITALS IN ENUGU NIGERIA

  CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the Study Childbirth is an experience full of change, enrichment, and challenge for couples and the family unit (Bloom, 2014). Childbirth takes not just one’s mind and body through a stream of change; it also takes the family through psychological adjustments (Eden, 2014). It is a time when couples as family […]

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HEALTH CARE SEEKING BEHAVIOUR OF WOMEN DURING PREGNANCY AND DELIVERY IN NNEWI, ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Good antenatal care and delivery services are pivotal towards effective reduction of maternal morbidity and mortality. Although studies have been reported concerning the health seeking behaviour of women during pregnancy, literature is virtually devoid of such information in respect of pregnant women in Nnewi, South East Nigeria. This study was a descriptive survey of […]

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EFFECT OF HEALTH EDUCATION ON FOOD HYGIENE PRACTICES OF FOOD VENDORS IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS AT OSHIMILI SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, DELTA STATE

ABSTRACT The study examined the effect of health education on hygiene practices of food vendors in public secondary schools at Oshimili south local government area in Delta state. The purpose of the study is to assess the practice of food hygiene and effect of health education on hygiene practices of food vendors in the schools. […]

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ASSESSING MENTAL HEALTH-RELATED PRACTICES OF RURAL AND URBAN SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN ABEOKUTA NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT ABEOKUTA OGUN STATE

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the study Mental health is fundamental to good health and quality of life, it is a resource for everyday life and it contributes to the functioning of individuals, families, communities and societies. There is increasing recognition throughout the world of the need to address mental health as an integral part […]

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THE NIGERIA HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY A popular adage says that a healthy person is a wealthy person. Mfon (2005:21) expresses that a nation with an effective healthy care system is a wealthy nation and is development oriented in the social context. One of the basic needs of the people of any nation is […]

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