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Access to Family Planning Services in Rural Tanzania

The study concluded that family planning services are generally available. However, the range of options available to users at the primary healthcare level tends to be limited, which limits the ability of users to switch methods. The proper manageme…

Stakeholders Reactions to the Findings of Primary Health Care Study in Delta State

This research programme has a general objective to contribute to a body of evidence on the strengthening of the health system in Nigeria. This can influence the development, modification and implementation of policies on equitable access to health c…

Key Findings of the Primary Health Care Study in Delta State, Nigeria

Data for the Primary Health Care (PHC) study in Delta State was collected from public and private PHC facilities in nine Local Government Areas (LGAs) selected from the three senatorial zones in the state. This study was designed to provide informat…

Enhancing the Distribution and Performance of Primary Health Care Work Force in Nigeria : The Case of Delta State

This policy brief is based on the views and actions of the stakeholders and policy recommendations they suggested to improve the health workforce in primary health care centres in different parts of the Delta State. The availability of the health wo…

Assessing the Management and Administration in Public Health Facilities of Uganda and the Implications for the Healthcare Service Delivery and Utilization Evidence from the CODES Project

The critical determinants of quality of healthcare provision is assessed in this paper – as well as the health facility level management and administration. The paper is premised on the argument that the existing weaknesses in health facility manage…

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 hea…

Optimal Health Investment and Preferences Structure

This paper develops a general equilibrium framework to study the role of preference structure in connecting consumption, health investment, stock of health and capital, and their effects on the wage rate and on productivity. The paper shows that ela…

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 terti…

Appropriate Protection, Promotion and Access to Benefit-sharing of Traditional Herbal Medicinal Knowledge in Uganda

"Traditional Knowledge in Uganda as exemplified through traditional herbal medicine enjoys national patronage by individuals. It is acknowledged that this knowledge is passed on from generation to generation. The current and modern regimes on intell…

Analysis of Traditional Healers in Lesotho: Implications on Intellectual Property Systems

"Traditional healers in Lesotho and other African countries have since pre-historic times played a major role in primary health care, counseling and the rituals performed for different purposes in the society. Traditional healers in the past had the…

Traditional Healers and Their Provision of Mental Health Services in Cosmopolitan Informal Settlements in Nairobi, Kenya

"Traditional healing has been practiced by many cultures in Kenya and for many years. It is an accepted mode of treatment in different cultures. Traditional healers are consulted even today and provide treatment to many people. Traditional medicine …

The Right to Health Care in the Specific Context of Access to HIV/ AIDS Medicines: What can South Africa and Uganda Learn from each other?

Many African countries, either exclude socio-economic rights from their constitutions or include them in the Preamble or the section on Directive Principles of State Policy. The South African Constitution is well known for its inclusion of this cat…

Promotion of Public Health Care Using African Indigenous Knowledge Systems and and Implications for IPRs: Experiences From Southern and Eastern Africa

"The challenge for African policy makers and researchers is to create the right environment for more research on the role of IKS in promoting public health care issues and sustainable development. They should take advantage of the forces of globali…

Governance Challenges in Primary Health Care Delivery in Delta State, Nigeria: An Assessment of Community Participation

This paper emphasize the role of community participation, which is one of the domains of governance in primary health care delivery. However, because of their cross-cutting nature, some components of other principles are embedded in the principle of…

Perspectives on Primary Health Care in Nigeria: Past, Present and Future

This paper have analyzed the existence of PHCs in the enhancement of health care delivery in Nigeria over the last four decades. The study, specifically examined the evolution and the structure of the Primary Health Care delivery system in Nigeria.…

Assessment of Possible Intellectual Property Protection Options of Traditional Knowledge Systems in Ethiopia: Special Reference in Herbal Medicine for Livestock

"This research was initiated to exploit traditional knowledge on traditional herbal medicine with special reference to livestock. Healing with Ethiopian traditional medicine is not only concerned with curing of diseases but also with the protection…

Towards Influencing National Legislation, Policies, Strategies and Programmes for Appropriate Protection and Benefit-Sharing of Traditional Knowledge (TK) with Traditional Herbalists in Uganda

"Today, the importance of Traditional Knowledge (TK) in Uganda cannot be overemphasized given the country’s widespread cultural wealth in knowledge, creativity and innovation. To-date however, there are no established laws, policies or programmes in…

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 care …

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 health…

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 involvemen…

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