Hi there. Can I tell you what I dream of doing?
My vision is to see that there are accessible and affordable health care services available in my country. I aim to achieve this by the revitalization of Primary health care (PHC) facilities in the local government areas as part of a comprehensive national health system. PHC’s are the first contact with health, they provide basic and essential services but only 20% of the facilities are working in Nigeria.
It's all part of making a better world.
I aim to ensure that maternal and child services such as family planning, antenatal and immunization are accessible to the community as a well as the Provision of essential drugs and the education on proper hygiene, nutrition and feeding. All these are services that PHC’s provide and it will in turn reduce the number of under 5 deaths, maternal deaths and mortality due to lack of proper health access.
This is really going to help people.
The presence of a functional PHC in any locality is beneficial to everyone irrespective of their social status but the impact of my vision will be felt more by those with low socio-economic status. Those living in the rural and under developed areas in Nigeria.
It's not just about having an idea though - here are the things I know I can achieve:
An unburdened and efficient health system due to the decrease in the need for hospitalization and specialist care.
A reduction in Under 5 mortality rate in Nigeria from proper immunization and prompt treatment of childhood infection.
Reduction in the acquisition and spread of community acquired infection per local government or community from adequate health education and services.
I'm going to make this happen, and this is how I know it'll make a difference.
1) Users Knowledge, perception and attitude towards the PHC by carrying out interviewer or questionnaire based survey.
2) By data analysis record of the number of patient referrals from PHC’s to higher medical facilities.
3) Having discussions with key stakeholders in a particular Local government area about the efficiency and perception of the people about the facilities.
Thanks for listening to me. Will you help me build a better world?