Olayinka Olufunmi Ayankogbe

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INTRODUCTION Well-organised practices deliver higher-quality care. Yet there has been very little effort so far to help primary care organisations achieve higher levels of team performance and to help them identify and prioritise areas where quality improvement efforts should be concentrated. No attempt at all has been made to achieve a method which would(More)
BACKGROUND Health-care systems based on primary health care (PHC) are more equitable and cost effective. Family medicine trains medical doctors in comprehensive PHC with knowledge and skills that are needed to increase quality of care. Family medicine is a relatively new specialty in sub-Saharan Africa. OBJECTIVE To explore the extent to which the(More)
INTRODUCTION Obesity is a global epidemic. There are rising rates of obesity and its associated disorders, especially in developing countries, including among Health Service Providers (HSPs). Obesity is associated with early retirement, increased morbidity and mortality. Thus, obesity has the potential of reducing long-term retention of HSPs in inadequately(More)
INTRODUCTION Physical activity (PA) is a key requirement for maintaining good health. There is growing evidence of declining PA worldwide. Physical inactivity is linked with the global obesity pandemic and increasing burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in developing countries. A barrier to PA counseling by health care providers (HCPs) is personal PA(More)
Determinants of young people's sexual behaviour concerning HIV and AIDS in the practice population of a university health centre Background: AIDS has been a scourge of universities in Africa for a long time. This study was launched at ground-level to fight the dreaded disease by concentrating on young people and to counter the ignorance that surrounds the(More)
BACKGROUND in November 2008. There was a national tragedy which recorded about eighty four Nigerian infant deaths due to the consumption of adulterated teething syrup- 'my pikin' administered to children by mothers to prevent 'teething problems". This could have been prevented if they had been well informed about the teething process. OBJECTIVE to(More)
Background: In optimising the health of individuals, families and communities, attention should be focused on the clinical processes at medical facilities based in the community. Networks of general and family practices offer this unique opportunity. In establishing the burden of diseases in a community, the traditional classifi cation used is the(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Adolescent sexual and reproductive ill health is a major global public health issue, contributing to high levels of morbidity and mortality in adolescents. Although adolescents are known to have low levels of doctor consultations, private medical practitioners remain the preferred health care providers. This study was carried out(More)
Given the huge burden of disease and the relatively small number of healthcare workers in Africa, the need for strong primary health care and well-trained generalists is high. Primary health care is needed 'now, more than ever' if universal health care coverage is to be achieved and the health of African communities improved. 3 These goals will be dependent(More)
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