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 with specific focus on the primary health care component. The primary focus of this policy brief therefore is to outline some actions that should be taken to train and integrate lay community-based health workers into the primary health care system of Delta State so as to enhance the health workforce.