health care, though supposed to be the bedrock of the country`s health care
policy, is catering for less than 20% of the potential beneficiaries. This
study is aimed at looking at the current status in primary health care services
in rural communities in Nigeria, the gaps in services and possible ways to
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is still short of 2015 Primary Health Care targets with under 5 mortality rate
at 94 deaths per 1000 live birth in 2012, maternal mortality at 350 maternal
deaths per 100,000 live births and TB burden still at 5.0 per 100,000 in 2012.
Challenges include amongst others poor financing, poor strategy and
in government funding with good strategy and inter-sectorial collaboration
while involving community will help in reducing the present gaps in primary
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