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Mapping knowledge management resources of maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) among people living in rural and urban settings of Ilorin, Nigeria.

Bolarinwa OA, Ameen HA, Durowade KA, Akande TM - Pan Afr Med J (2014)

Bottom Line: The p-value of less than 0.05 was considered significant at 95% confidence level.Traditional leaders (32.2%) and elders (46.7%) were the main people responsible for dissemination of knowledge in rural areas whereas elders (35.9%) and Parents (19.9%) were the main people responsible in urban areas.It was concluded that traditional and family institutions are important in the knowledge management of MNCH in both rural and urban settings of Nigeria.

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Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Community Health University of Ilorin, Ilorin Nigeria.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Lack of access to information and knowledge about mother and child health was identified as a major contributor to poor maternal and child health in Nigeria. The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) has recognized mapping the knowledge management of Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) as one of the major strategies to be deployed in improving the health of these vulnerable groups. The main aim of this study is to map the knowledge management resources of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) in rural and urban settings of Ilorin West LGA of Kwara state Nigeria.

Methods: It is a descriptive cross-sectional study with a comparative analysis of findings from urban and rural settings. Epi-mapping was used to carve out the LGA and map responses. The p-value of less than 0.05 was considered significant at 95% confidence level.

Results: The study showed that traditional leader was responsible for more than half of the traditional way of obtaining information by rural (66.7%) and urban (56.2%) respondents while documentation accounts for the main MNCH knowledge preservation for the rural (40.6%) and the urban (50%) dwellers. Traditional leaders (32.2%) and elders (46.7%) were the main people responsible for dissemination of knowledge in rural areas whereas elders (35.9%) and Parents (19.9%) were the main people responsible in urban areas.

Conclusion: It was concluded that traditional and family institutions are important in the knowledge management of MNCH in both rural and urban settings of Nigeria.

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Figure 0003: Map showing how knowledge is being disseminated in rural and urban clusters

Mentions: Letter writing/Mailing is responsible for almost half of the medium that respondents in rural (43.2%) and urban (48.4%) areas would use to disseminate MNCH knowledge. However, Computer and other IT media is significantly higher in urban (18.5%) than rural (3.6%) area. All the 4 clusters in the rural area would like to disseminate MNCH knowledge through mail and letter writing while respondents in the 3 clusters in urban area would like to disseminate MNCH knowledge mostly through letter writing or mailing and computer (Figure 3). More urban (80.8%) respondents had knowledge of Information Technology (IT) as compared to their rural (63.1%) counterpart. This difference is significant with p-value of 0.0021236. However, more than half of the respondents that claimed knowledge of Information technology could not correctly described it (p=0.615112). Only 4.5% of rural respondents had access to computer/internet facilities as opposed to 70% of the urban respondents. There were high usage rates among those respondents in the rural (60%) and urban (91.9%) area that have the access.


Mapping knowledge management resources of maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) among people living in rural and urban settings of Ilorin, Nigeria.

Bolarinwa OA, Ameen HA, Durowade KA, Akande TM - Pan Afr Med J (2014)

Map showing how knowledge is being disseminated in rural and urban clusters
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 0003: Map showing how knowledge is being disseminated in rural and urban clusters
Mentions: Letter writing/Mailing is responsible for almost half of the medium that respondents in rural (43.2%) and urban (48.4%) areas would use to disseminate MNCH knowledge. However, Computer and other IT media is significantly higher in urban (18.5%) than rural (3.6%) area. All the 4 clusters in the rural area would like to disseminate MNCH knowledge through mail and letter writing while respondents in the 3 clusters in urban area would like to disseminate MNCH knowledge mostly through letter writing or mailing and computer (Figure 3). More urban (80.8%) respondents had knowledge of Information Technology (IT) as compared to their rural (63.1%) counterpart. This difference is significant with p-value of 0.0021236. However, more than half of the respondents that claimed knowledge of Information technology could not correctly described it (p=0.615112). Only 4.5% of rural respondents had access to computer/internet facilities as opposed to 70% of the urban respondents. There were high usage rates among those respondents in the rural (60%) and urban (91.9%) area that have the access.

Bottom Line: The p-value of less than 0.05 was considered significant at 95% confidence level.Traditional leaders (32.2%) and elders (46.7%) were the main people responsible for dissemination of knowledge in rural areas whereas elders (35.9%) and Parents (19.9%) were the main people responsible in urban areas.It was concluded that traditional and family institutions are important in the knowledge management of MNCH in both rural and urban settings of Nigeria.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Community Health University of Ilorin, Ilorin Nigeria.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Lack of access to information and knowledge about mother and child health was identified as a major contributor to poor maternal and child health in Nigeria. The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) has recognized mapping the knowledge management of Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) as one of the major strategies to be deployed in improving the health of these vulnerable groups. The main aim of this study is to map the knowledge management resources of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) in rural and urban settings of Ilorin West LGA of Kwara state Nigeria.

Methods: It is a descriptive cross-sectional study with a comparative analysis of findings from urban and rural settings. Epi-mapping was used to carve out the LGA and map responses. The p-value of less than 0.05 was considered significant at 95% confidence level.

Results: The study showed that traditional leader was responsible for more than half of the traditional way of obtaining information by rural (66.7%) and urban (56.2%) respondents while documentation accounts for the main MNCH knowledge preservation for the rural (40.6%) and the urban (50%) dwellers. Traditional leaders (32.2%) and elders (46.7%) were the main people responsible for dissemination of knowledge in rural areas whereas elders (35.9%) and Parents (19.9%) were the main people responsible in urban areas.

Conclusion: It was concluded that traditional and family institutions are important in the knowledge management of MNCH in both rural and urban settings of Nigeria.

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