Spouse Involvement and Use of Skilled Human Resources in Reproductive Health Among Slum Dwellers in Lagos State

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Ekwoaba, D.I
Oyefara, J.L
Adejoh, S.O
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Department of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.
The paper examined the use of skilled Human Resources of Health and Spouse Involvement in Reproductive Health among Slum Dwellers. The respondents were men who lived in Makoko slum of Lagos State and had had a child in the last one year. The sample size was determined using the purposive sampling technique and two hundred and fifteen respondents were selected. The design was Cross-sectional and involved face-to-face interview of respondents which employed structured questionnaire to collect data. Descriptive method of analysis was used. The study showed that a quarter of the men did not utilize skilled human resources of health in the delivery of each man’s last child despite over two-thirds of them being present during delivery. This could have a high impact on raising the maternal and child mortality in this environment. There should, therefore, be a need to sensitize men on the use of skilled human resources of health for their spouses so that expert advice and skill gained could mitigate the poor reproductive health outcomes in Nigeria.
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Makoko , Men involvement , Slum , Spouse , Reproductive health , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Social work
Ekwoaba, D.I. Oyefara, J.L., & Adejoh, S.O. (2018). Spouse involvement and use of skilled human resources in reproductive health among slum dwellers in Lagos State. Ilorin Journal of Human Resource Management Vol. 2 number 1, 62-72.