Community Health and Primary Care
At the Community Health And Primary Care department office
Appointment on Visitation important
Topic: Prevention Of Non-communicable Diseases
Increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has become a great contribution to high morbidity and mortality. Due to increased globalization, urbanization and industrialization, the risk factors and consequences of of non communicable diseases are on the rise. Appropriate public policies, community engagement, addressing Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDGs) and public enlightenment are imperative to reverse the burden of NCDs. Researching into epidemiology and the prevention of non-communicable diseases would bring up findings that can improve or modify the existing policies and programmes on NCDs.
The need to integrate NCDs into the PHC systems would accelerate the achievement of SDG 3 and also achieve Universal Coverage. A good area of Research focus.
|1.||FMCPH ()||National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria||2008|
PERCEPTION OF HEALTHCARE WORKERS TOWARDS GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK IN LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA
COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2, was first in Wuhan in China in December 2019. World Health Organization declared the outbreak as a pandemic and Nigeria recorded its first case on 27th February, 2020. Globally new cases and mortality have continued to increase exponentially.
As the infection continues to spread worldwide, national and state governments are making efforts to curb the spread. COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact on all countries of the world with the promotion of scaling-up of public health preparedness and response. Among these are the protection of the vulnerable populations including mitigation of broader social and economic impacts.
Health care workers (HCWs) are the main frontline officers reconized as the unique high risk for COVID-19. Several studies of physicians and non-physicians contracting the infection from their patients have been reported. However, since there is no cure or treatment for COVID-19, several measures including non-pharmaceutical measures are deployed. HCWs are majorly responsible for organizing and implementing these measures in health facilities and communities. The objective of the study is to assess the perception of HCWs towards the government responses curbing the spread of the virus in Lagos State, Nigeria.
A web-based descriptive cross-sectional study design with 422 respondents shall be used. Data shall be analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software version 23. The findings of the study shall provide information into the present Emergency Operation Committee (EOC) and to re-strategizing the COVID-19 response and for policy decision for subsequent responses.
BAKARE OMOWUNMI is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Community Health and Primary Care
BAKARE has a FMCPH in from National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria