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dc.contributor.author Neshuku, Hanna en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-07T14:07:56Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-07T14:07:56Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/323
dc.description.abstract Abstract provided by author en_US
dc.description.abstract Although Primary Health care approach/system has been in place for more than 10 years, the Ministry of Health and Social Services is still experiencing problems in its implementation. Some problems experienced are lack of human resources, material, transport, financial resources, poor roads as well as poor communication between health facilities. Similar problems are also experienced in Onandjokwe district. The purpose of the study was to explore and describe the support, in form of resources, provided by the Ministry of Health and Social Services to Primary health care workers in Onandjokwe district Namibia en_US
dc.description.abstract Quantitative research design using self-administered questionnaire was used in the study. Questions were answered using a self-report method en_US
dc.description.abstract The population for this study consisted of all health care professionals working at Primary health care department, health centres and clinics in Onandjokwe district. Data was analyzed using computer program, Micro soft excel en_US
dc.description.abstract The result of the study indicated the following:* The structures of the health facilities are small to accommodate all services.* The shortage of staff and material needed for the service provision. * Poor communication services between health facilities as well as lack of transport to deliver material on time to health facilities were they are needed or to refer patients.* Inadequate financial support and poor involvement of staff in budget allocation for their health facilities. Poor support supervision and training to enable human resources to render quality services en_US
dc.description.abstract The support provided to PHC workers was relevant but not sufficient and not always available to all Primary health care workers as indicated by the findings listed in objective 1 and 2 of this study. Recommendation was based on the findings of the study and conclusions and these include the following:* The Ministry of health and Social Services should improve all support services provided to PHC workers in Onandjokwe district by making them efficient and available. * The district management team should fill all post at health facilities as per staff-establishment: reconsider post and staff allocation for the health care by allocating enough staff to every health care facility. * The policies that are used to provide material to the health facilities should be improved. * Problems relating to poor communication tools and transport that (including allocation were there is no communication tool, repair and their maintenance) should be addressed.* Review of the budget allocation for each health facility according to the needs.* Training of all Primary health care workers as needed to keep them updated. en_US
dc.format.extent xi, 114 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.subject Nurses en_US
dc.subject Nursing en_US
dc.subject Onandjokwe en_US
dc.title Support in form of resources from the Ministry of Health and Social Services available to primary health care workers in Onandjokwe district in the northwest health region, Namibia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.identifier.isis F004-20060710 en_US
dc.description.degree Windhoek en_US
dc.description.degree Namibia en_US
dc.description.degree University of Namibia en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Masters degree in Nursing Science) en_US
dc.masterFileNumber 3169 en_US


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