Perception of Rural Communities in Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State Nigeria towards Ikaram Millennium Village Project
Village Project (MVP) is designed to harness the progress of the time-bound Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs).
study aimed to assess the perception of the Ikaram Millennium Village Project by
the residents of Akoko North–West Local Government Area of Ondo State.
descriptive cross-sectional study of 496 residents of five out of the seven communities
that make up the Ikaram MVP was done. The perceptions of the respondents were rated
poor or good by scoring response to eight validated questions. Chi square test was
used to assess significant association.
mean age of the respondents was 42.20±17.1 years, 250 (50.4%) were females, married
were 311 (62.7%). Only 15(3%) were from other tribes aside Yoruba, 430(86.7%) have
ever accessed the MVP health services. Poor perception was reported among 353 (82.1%)
respondents. Among the Yorubas 79(17.1%) had good perception compared to 7(46.7%)
from other tribes, p= 0.003. The location of the health facility contributed to
the poor perception about the Ikaram MVP.
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