Improving Primary Health Care Delivery in Nigeria: Evidence from Four States (World Bank Working Papers) by World Bank
English | Apr. 28, 2010 | ISBN: 0821383116 | 122 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
This paper, based on quantitative surveys at the level of primary health care facilities, health care personnel, and households in their vicinity, aims at understanding the performance of primary health care providers in four states in Nigeria. As possible ways to improve performance, the paper concludes that clearly defining lines of responsibility, implementing performance-based financing of local governments and providers, and collecting, analyzing, and sharing information are some options that can help realign incentives and improve accountability in the service delivery chain and service provision.