PRIMARY HEALTH CARE (PHC) AS THE BEDROCK OF THE MDGs: COMMUNITY SENSITIZATION, MOBILIZATION AND EDUCATION ON COMMUNICATION FOR POSITIVE HEALTH CHANGE

Recognizing the internal strength of Communities, facilitating the development of community self esteem and helping individuals believe in themselves is in conformity with the Alma Ata declaration of Primary Health Care. In Nigeria, antenatal delivery, children and postnatal experiences for women usually take place in communities rather than health facilities. Strategies for improvement should therefore involve the community as a complement to any facility-based intervention. Primary Health Care (PHC) is the bedrock to achieving the MDGs hence Health workers has a role to play to get this done by 2015; they need to re-strategize, that is, deviate from the usual practice and involve community mobilizers for effective behavioural change to health interventions for survival of the citizenry.

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