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Provision of primary health care service under decentralization: a comparative study of Paidha and Pakwach Urban Authorities

Abstract : This comparative study is about the provision of Primary Health Care (PHC) in Paidha and Pakwach Urban councils under the National Resistance Movement's (NRM) decentralization programme. The study specifically pursued the following objectives: the common problems of PHC in the two urban councils; community participation towards improved PHC; the way the available funds and trained personnel are being utilised under decentralization; and examining other factors that influence or constrain PHC in the two urban councils.
The research attempted to examine the delivery of PHC under decentralization with emphasis on the influence of community empowerment and financial and personnel management on PHC service delivery.
In carrying out the comparative study, qualitative and quantitative research methods were used. While qualitative research method was descriptive in nature thereby exploring the experiences of respondents, quantitative research method provided the tabulated statistical categorisation of responses that were presented in frequencies and percentages. These two methods provided a built-in linkage that made interpretation of findings possible. The comparative study helps in understanding the importance of community participation in improving the quality of PHC. It further helps community leaders to find ways and means of promoting positive behaviours towards PHC. This therefore provide a basis for understanding how participatory and strategic policy formulation, implementation and adjustments can be improved.
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Charles Felix Olarker. Provision of primary health care service under decentralization: a comparative study of Paidha and Pakwach Urban Authorities. Business administration. 2000. ⟨dumas-01267404⟩



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