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Should community care be incorporated into Nigeria health care practice?

Posted by Flourish Itulua-Abumere on June 18, 2013 at 6:50 AM

Community care is care delivered to you anywhere you are instead of been cared for in the traditional hospital setting. So you can treated at home or in the nursing home. Can this work in Nigeria? Should it be encouraged in our health care sytem? Will this be cost effective? what will be the weakness and strengths?

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27 Comments

Reply Oronsaye Dasy
3:59 AM on June 23, 2013 
I support community care initiative in Nigeria but will it be free? Only when its free that it will be meaningful. Else, it will like there were more damage to the public
Reply Anoymous
3:56 AM on June 23, 2013 
I wish this comments could get to Mr President, let him hear how we citizens of Nigeria so much, desperately need an improved emergency and health care system. People die every day because of misplaced priorities to health care.
Reply Imafidon Sule
3:53 AM on June 23, 2013 
In 2011, on my way coming back from work, I was robbed and beaten to comma, a good Samaritan guy living close by rescued me after the thief's left but for 3 hours, I was in pains, could not move and was bleeding a little. The guy who helped me was just using warm water to press my body and gave me panadol yet I was still in pain. He had no car to take me to the hospital. We waited for 3 hours until his neighbour arrived from work before I was taken to a nearby hospital. My point here is that, if there is community care hot line we could call that night to help me, I will not hesitate to do so and I will feel blessed been a Nigerian. But the truth is that there is known and it sucks. I support the initiative but it has to be civilized. Am sorry to say but am not too confident in anything Nigerian government does.
Reply Flourish Itulua-Abumere
3:44 AM on June 23, 2013 
Anthony Ugo says...
Reading other people's comment, I find it very interesting but I have a very crucial question if am keep thinking community care is best for us. Who will be the community carers?


Trained and Qualified nurses and health care assistants. We expect that they will be provided with additional training on how to care in the community at least 6 months before they begin work if this is practice in Nigeria. Medical doctors should be involved too as well as other allied health care practitioners for several cases. The importance of social workers and social care workers can never be over emphasized in community care.
Reply Anthony Ugo
3:40 AM on June 23, 2013 
Reading other people's comment, I find it very interesting but I have a very crucial question if am keep thinking community care is best for us. Who will be the community carers?
Reply Amaka
3:37 AM on June 23, 2013 
I discovered in UK, women now conveniently give birth to there babies at home with the help of community care nurses. If its incorporated in Nigeria, they will be no need for people to conduct child birth delivery illegally. It will be much safer to have your baby in the comfort of your home.
Reply Akpesiri Jullet
3:34 AM on June 23, 2013 
I strongly believe that community care should be incorporated into Nigeria health care system to better serve the sick with appropriate and accessible health care. This will improve the life span of the citizens in general.
Reply Clearance
12:36 PM on June 21, 2013 
I support community care and paramedics in patrol
Reply Abiodun Oluwatosin
7:09 AM on June 21, 2013 
Why waste hospital bed and in-hail all the disgusting aroma in hospital wards when you can be treated at your comfortable home, watch TVs, see your love ones, sleep a comfortable bed and eat homely food? The service of community care and its advantages will make a patient get well faster because they will be happy.
Reply Oge Azuna
7:05 AM on June 21, 2013 
Our government is the reason why we lost confidence in all they say or proposed to us. Let them take an action that will make us trust them once again. Then I will accept it if community care is brought to my community. For now there carers will even kill us and treat only those that give the bribe
Reply Emeka Ameche
7:01 AM on June 21, 2013 
its good. But it will not work in Nigeria. Not for the reasons mentioned below but because we Nigerians don't co-operate with each other and with the government. How many of you will allow a health visitor into your home to access you, diagnose you, give you medication and injections? Am sure 90% of use will suspect the health worker to be a spy that will come back to rob at night or give info to robbers. Please Nigerians should change there mindsets first and stop blaming all on a already known wasteful government.
Reply Angelo Ogun
6:52 AM on June 21, 2013 
Solomon Aburime says...
Lagos hold-ups will not allow community care to help. Before the carer gets to VI from Ikorodu, ha people don die.


Nor be lie ooooooooooo. no need. Make we just they do our own community care small small. If we wait for government people all of us that are poor will die.
Reply Solomon Aburime
6:50 AM on June 21, 2013 
Lagos hold-ups will not allow community care to help. Before the carer gets to VI from Ikorodu, ha people don die.
Reply Martin Ojo
6:46 AM on June 21, 2013 
Yes oh. Community care is operating illegally already in Nigeria. I have sent a message to this website before that KnowledgePage owner should please contact the top people in government to please help us in some areas in Lagos to avoid disaster. How can there be fire outrage and no trained peron to help victims? we helped only those that we can help and we did not even no what we were doing. Infact we were also endangering our lives. Even Road safety in Nigeria has no community care training, no CPR training. Please oh we need Community Care in Nigeria. Thank you Flourish Itulua-Abumere for bringing up this topic
Reply Large Mind Inc.
6:32 AM on June 21, 2013 
Community care already operates in Nigeria to me because we take care of ourselves in Nigeria. When someone in our neighbourhood falls sick, we use native medicine or self prescription in other help. Government should please responsibility of there own and stop leaving the job for we poor citizens.
Reply kenneth Abumere
6:26 AM on June 21, 2013 
Yes,i think it should be incorporated,Over half of the population live below the poverty line, on less than $1 a day and so cannot afford the high cost of health care.so it should be incorporated because is less cost effective.The Nigerian health care had suffered several infectious disease outbreaks and mass chemical poisoning for several years. Hence, there is immense need to tackle the problem and bring community care to every Nigerians door step
Reply Orobosa Windy Badu
6:23 AM on June 21, 2013 
Let Nigeria government create the ministry of social service first. Then, community care for children and adult can come in as well as social work
Reply Dr Sandra Bullock
6:18 AM on June 21, 2013 
The aim of community care is to work together to improve health and care services for the people in the community. This strategy of providing care sets out the priorities and strategic direction for community care services. The question is 'can we work together to achieve the aim of community care in Nigeria?'
Reply Babatunde Oguntosin
6:13 AM on June 21, 2013 
It's pointless. Nothing works in Nigeria. No matter, it's incorporation.
Reply Zogie
6:05 AM on June 21, 2013 
It should be incorporated but I don't think its cost effective for a place like Nigeria. The government will need money to employ more qualified staffs, provide training, provide comfortable transportation, and give the worker security. All this will cost money. Besides let them take care of General Hospitals around the nation first.