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American Journal of Food Science and Health, Vol.5, No.1, Mar. 2019, Pub. Date: Mar. 19, 2019
An Evaluation of Training and Supervisory Support for Healthcare Workers Treating Malaria in Some Health Facilities in Nigeria
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Authors
[01] Ibanga Ekong, Department of Community Health, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria.
Abstract
This study was an off-shoot of a nationally representative Health Facility Assessment survey in Nigeria conducted to evaluate the training and supervision received by healthcare workers involved in malaria control by assessing their knowledge and practice of managing malaria in Global Fund-supported public health facilities. The study was a comparative-observational study conducted in twelve states of Nigeria and by stratified methodology, with data collection using structured questionnaires. Community Health Extension Workers (CHEW) comprised a higher percentage of health workers studied (51.5%). The majority (48.7%) of staff have had over 14 years of experience but majority of the health workers were not trained on malaria case management, commodity logistics system and health management information system in the 2 years preceding the survey. This resulted in a mixed (majorly good) outcome of knowledge and practice of the health workers. Giving the negative impact the health workers with poor knowledge and practice would create on health systems outcomes, there is a need to ensure training support for the healthcare workers in the public sector.
Keywords
Training, Malaria, Case Management
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