Evaluation of HIV health services in Lagos State: an empirical study

W. Apena, R.K. Bali, J. Binnersley, R.N.G. Naguib, Michael O. Odetayo, V. Baskaran

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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 organised 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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-13
    JournalInternational Journal of Services, Economics and Management
    Volume6
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Keywords

    • HIV/AIDS centres
    • HIV counselling
    • HIV testing
    • Nigeria
    • knowledge management
    • HIV health services
    • HIV awareness
    • healthcare information
    • vulnerability

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    Apena, W., Bali, R. K., Binnersley, J., Naguib, R. N. G., 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. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSEM.2014.059705