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Improving Immunisation in Urban Slum Areas in Nigeria through Stakeholder Participation: Implication for Research

This policy brief is based on the findings of CPED's on-going implementation research on “Improving immunisation in urban slum areas of Nigeria through stakeholder participation”. The project is one of the small scale implementation research progr...

Promoting Community-based Youth Participation in Peace Building in Niger Delta Region and Policy Implication

By the late 1990s, a mosaic of diverse civil groups including: community-based organizations, environmental rights groups, advocacy groups, ethno-cultural and youth groups had emerged which began to champion the cause of the people in the region....

Promoting Climate Resilient Agriculture and Sustainable Livelihoods for Smallscale Farmers in Niger Delta Communities: Example of Delta State

Farmers and fisher folks in the communities of Delta State are already feeling the effects of climate change. Exposure to floods and rainfall variability are only predicted to get worse as the impacts of climate change intensify. The consequences ...

Primary Health Care as an Instrument for the Attainment of Universal Health Care in Nigeria

There is a desperate and urgent need to improve health and health indicators in Nigeria. A focus on the development of healthcare delivery system that incorporates primary health care strategies having symbiotic relationship with secondary and ter...

Empowering Lay Community-based Health Workers- Improving Primary Health Care Service Delivery in Delta State: How? And What Works?

The objective of the research programme is to contribute to a body of evidence on the strengthening of the health system in Nigeria that can influence the development, modification and implementation of policies on equitable access to health car...

Shortage in Health Workforce: Experiences of Primary Health Care Service Providers in Delta State Recommendations for Improvement

This policy brief outlines some of the actions that should be taken to enhance the health workforce in primary health centres located in rural areas of Delta State for the attention of the Delta State government and other providers of primary heal...

Achieving Community Participation in Primary Health Care Service Delivery: What Should We Do?

An action strategy is proposed in this policy brief for engaging communities in the promotion of primary health care services in rural communities of Delta State. The term 'community participation' is commonly understood as the collective involvem...

Ensuring the Availability and Access to Essential Drugs in Primary Health Care Facilities in Delta State: Challenges and Way Forward

Some of the key challenges of primary health care delivery, especially in isolated rural areas, is the provision of equitable access to essential medical products, vaccines and technologies of assured quality, safety, efficacy and cost-effectiven...

Return Migration Patterns and Characteristics in Rural Communities of Nigeria's Niger Delta Region: Implications for Rural Development Policy

This paper analyzed the return migrants post-return occupational choice behaviours in their communities compared with the traditional occupations that characterize their communities. State and non-state actors in Nigeria have a major role to play ...

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Care Situation in Delta State: Key Challenges and Recommendations for Improvement

On the basis of the findings outlined in the document, there is an urgent need in Delta State to strengthen the delivery of maternal and child health care through innovative community-based approach. In this context, actionable policy strategies ...

Climate Change and Advocacy on Adaptation Strategies at the Local Level in Nigeria

In this paper it is argued that the proof of effective climate change adaptation strategies in Nigeria lies in improved resilience of the hundreds of millions of people living in communities most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. I...

The Impact of the Amnesty Programme on Rural Communities in Niger Delta : Perspectives on the Experiences and Views of Sampled Community Members

This qualitative survey of selected rural communities in the Niger Delta emphasized that the inhabitants of these communities have not felt remarkably the impact of the Amnesty programme in terms of improving their wellbeing. They expressed the v...

Methodology for the Participatory Formulation of Local Economic Empowerment & Development Strategy (LEEDS) in Local Government Areas in Nigeria

The impact on sustainable development remains weak and unfelt, although planning for development in Nigeria can be traced to the colonial era. This has resulted in poor management of both the natural and human resources in the country and little d...

Understanding the Role of Women in Household Upkeep in Nigeria

The first project to be discussed in this newsletter covers the role of women in households. The contributions of housewives to the household development, originates largely from the non- domestic to domestic sphere – despite the fact that they ar...

Reproductive Health Challenges and Policy Issues in Bauchi State

This policy brief is based on a stakeholders’ workshop on Reproductive Health Issues and Challenges in Bauchi State. It analyzed the contemporary challenges facing reproductive health in the state and policy issues and strategies to improve the pr...

The Population Factor in the Development of the Niger Delta Region : Policy Issues

There is much known about the physical resources of the Niger Delta region, as well as the implications of their exploitation for the people of the region. Just as the natural resources are important for the development of the Niger Delta region, ...

Internal Migration and the Development of the Niger Delta Region : Policy Issues

Emanating from the experiences outlined in this document, the major policy challenge for the Niger Delta Region, is to ensure the provision of basic health care services in all communities and promote the utilisation of the services. This would co...

Energy and Water Supply in the Development of the Niger Delta Region : Policy Issues

Energy programmes and poverty alleviation is less well articulated in the development literature, while the link between power supply and economic development remains indisputable. This has led to the apparent neglect of the needs of the poor in ...

Knowledge Transfer and Knowledge Brokerage for Policy Making on Health Care in Nigeria: The Example of the Primary Health Care Project in Delta State

The research programme’s general objective is to contribute to a body of evidence on the strengthening of the health system in Nigeria that can influence the development and modification and implementation of policies on equitable access to h...

Improving the Productivity of Small Scale Cassava Farmers in Nigeria's Niger Delta through Participatory Action Research

In order to improve the productivity of small scale farmers and be successful in these endeavours, the introduction of new and modern farming techniques is essential to push for the increase both on the land and labour productivity. Modern and i...

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