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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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40 Comments

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.
Reply Omorogie Abgadu
6:02 AM on June 21, 2013 
Community care is good. Lets use the opportunity to care for those sick people begging in the streets of Lagos. It will keep Nigeria cities clean from disease and impurity.
Reply Agbado Clifford
3:52 PM on June 20, 2013 
Yes. Its far cost effective and old people can actually stop dodging there medications as the nurses will be right there looking at them.
Reply ALIZAN MAYER
3:50 PM on June 20, 2013 
Yes it should for the sake of convenience and comfort.
Reply Ejiro Momoh
3:36 PM on June 20, 2013 
Normally, since I wish Nigeria progress, I will say yes. But since Nigerians can't do anything without corruption, I will say no. Let them save the money for other things like eradicating poverty that is if they can
Reply Caro Osunde
10:58 AM on June 18, 2013 
Community care worked perfectly in the United Kingdom under the Margaret Thatcher administration and till date its still working. people even give birth at home conveniently in the UK and that is part of the advantages. it will also reduce hospital overcrowding if encouraged in Nigeria.
Reply Timothy Balogun
10:54 AM on June 18, 2013 
Nooooooo they should not do any community care. Some people will not get the care needed especially the poor in non-accessible areas.
Reply Ayo Odedele
10:50 AM on June 18, 2013 
Community care should be encouraged in Nigeria but I don't see it happening soon. Too much disorganization. Secondly those who will be kept to monitor the carers or nurses will then be exposed to corruption. Am scared of it happening in Nigeria. But lets use the next 10 years to prepare for it.