Evaluation of HIV Health Services in Lagos State: An Empirical Study

Apena, W and Bali, RK and Binnersley, J and Naguib, RNG and Odetayo, MO and Baskaran, V (2014) Evaluation of HIV Health Services in Lagos State: An Empirical Study. International Journal of Services, Economics and Management, 6 (1). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1753-0822

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Abstract

This paper investigates the efficiency of a particular health service (specifically HIV/AIDS counselling and testing centres (HCT) in Lagos State, Nigeria). A survey of 958 students, aged between 15-25, was carried out in Lagos State secondary schools and Lagos State University, in conjunction with the Lagos State Ministry of Education, Guidance and Counselling Unit. It was found that there was a low awareness about HIV testing and counselling activities in all the Lagos State divisions. This result suggests that Lagos State students remain vulnerable and that HCT centres are less organized than they could be and it proposes that knowledge management (KM) initiatives be adopted to increase both efficiency and effectiveness of efforts for this essential health service.

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Additional Information and Comments: Apena, W., Bali, R. K., Binnersley, J., Naguib, R. N., Odetayo, M. O., & Baskaran, V. (2014). Evaluation of HIV health services in Lagos State: an empirical study. International Journal of Services, Economics and Management, 6(1), 1-13. Copyright Inderscience Publishers. Originally published at http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijsem
Keywords: HIV/AIDS centres; HIV counselling; HIV testing; Nigeria; knowledge management; HIV health services; HIV awareness; healthcare information; vulnerability.
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Raouf Naguib
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2016 12:06
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2016 12:06
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/1402

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