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Title: ENHANCING REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH COMMODITY SECURITY AMONG RURAL PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTERS IN SOUTHWES

Authors: Adebimpe Wasiu Olalekan

Topic: Public Health

Abstract:

Effective management of contraceptive commodities is a way of achieving Reproductive Health Commodity Security (RHCS), and reduction in maternal mortality and morbidity associated with persistently high fertility. Several assessments done in the past solely focused on management of contraceptives in urban areas, thus undermining the objective of government towards ensuring that all levels of health care in Nigeria, irrespective of location manage contraceptives through the ‘Contraceptive Management Logistics Systems’ (CLMS). Rural areas in Nigeria are underserved and the few Primary Health Centers (PHCs) lack the capacity to effectively manage a contraceptive logistic system. This article reviewed challenges facing achievement of RHCS in rural areas of Nigeria. PHCs under review had the limitations of many of them not using the CLMS, gaps in capacity building and logistics problems. The author also gave some far reaching recommendations that could assist in achieving RHCS in these under-served areas of the Nigerian population

Key words: Reproductive Health Commodity Security RHCS, Contraceptive Management Logistics Systems CLMS, Primary Health Centers PHCs, Rural areas

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    COMMENT - 1

  • EBENEZER OBI DANIEL (Viewer) 28th Jan 2015 - 1:51 PM
    Good work. I just want to comment that the use of effective CBD agents is also an effective way to achieve this goal.
    • OLALEKAN WASIU ADEBIMPE (Author) 29th Jan 2015 - 3:38 AM
      I quite agree with you
      Thanks
    • OLALEKAN WASIU ADEBIMPE (Author) 9th Feb 2015 - 10:12 PM
      Thanks for your positive comments
    • OLALEKAN WASIU ADEBIMPE (Author) 9th Feb 2015 - 10:13 PM
      Thanks for your positive comments
    • OLALEKAN WASIU ADEBIMPE (Author) 9th Feb 2015 - 10:14 PM
      Thanks for your positive comments
    • OLALEKAN WASIU ADEBIMPE (Author) 9th Feb 2015 - 10:14 PM
      Thanks for your positive comments
    • OLALEKAN WASIU ADEBIMPE (Author) 9th Feb 2015 - 10:14 PM
      Thanks for your positive comments

  • COMMENT - 2

  • ABDULLAHI BUKAR (Viewer) 29th Jan 2015 - 9:35 PM
    Commodities security is one of the integral component of logistic management system and is expected that several mechanisms need to be involved to ensure that commodities security is enhanced especially in primary health care center were infrastructures are grossly dilapidated , storage of such commodities is not secured as most of the stores lack burglar proofs, stores roof leaking, health care workers are not train on commodities and vaccine security .
    To ensure commodities are secured in PHCs : infrastructure upgrade is one of the strategies to ensure safety of the commodities. Everybody business is the core in management of commodities.
    • OLALEKAN WASIU ADEBIMPE (Author) 9th Feb 2015 - 10:15 PM
      Thanks for your positive comments

  • COMMENT - 3

  • Bello Liman (Viewer) 30th Jan 2015 - 1:39 AM
    Fine study but the abstract should be structured and keywords to be six as instructed not four.
    • OLALEKAN WASIU ADEBIMPE (Author) 9th Feb 2015 - 10:17 PM
      Thanks. Key words is now increased by two, and abstract now structured though I am not really aware of such requirements

  • COMMENT - 4

  • Bello Liman (Viewer) 30th Jan 2015 - 1:44 AM
    The study is fine, especially at this time because of higher maternal mortality in Nigeria. But the abstract not structured and the keywords also not up to six as instructed.
    • OLALEKAN WASIU ADEBIMPE (Author) 9th Feb 2015 - 10:45 PM
      Abstract now structured. Two more key words (Commodity stock-outs and Family planning) are now added.

  • COMMENT - 5

  • GRACE CLEMENT ESSIEN (Viewer) 30th Jan 2015 - 2:14 AM
    This is a fine study especially at this time. However, the abstract should have been structured.

  • COMMENT - 6

  • ANNA KADAA GWANFOGBE (Viewer) 3rd Feb 2015 - 12:06 AM
    I want to commend you for the good work. Is it all the PHCs in Nigeria that were involve in this study or a selected number?

  • COMMENT - 7

  • OLALEKAN WASIU ADEBIMPE (Author) 9th Feb 2015 - 10:24 PM
    Observations carried out as suggested. Abtsract now structured and keywords now increased from 4 to 6. This is a review article that focus on PHCs in rural areas only, though some of the reviewed articles actually dwelt on both rural and urban areas. It should be noted that the rural areas of Nigeria are grossly underserved, which is a rationale for this review

  • COMMENT - 8

  • OLALEKAN WASIU ADEBIMPE (Author) 9th Feb 2015 - 10:27 PM
    Response to Grace Essien:Abtsract now structured and keywords now increased from 4 to 6.