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WELCOME TO DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING

Introduction

The department of community Health Nursing is a unit of the Nursing division of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex charged with the responsibility for the provision of all the components of Primary Health Care Services in the institution.

Community / Public Health practice applies to promoting and preserving the health of the population. The nature of the practice is general and comprehensive. The dominant responsibility is to the population as a whole because it is nursing practice directed to the individual, families or group and contribution to the health of the total population, Health promotion, health maintenance, health education, coordination and community care are utilized in a holistic approach to family, group and community.

It is also an integral part for the attainment of Millennium, Development Goals agenda of the country.

The department is composed of Primary Health Care Centres/Facilities which are:-

    1.	Ife Comprehensive Health centre, Eleyele, Ile-Ife.
    2.	Multipurpose Primary Health Centre, Ilesa
    3.	Welfare Clinic, Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa
    4.	Rural Comprehensive Health Centre Imesi-Ile
  

The Department derives its objective from the institutions main vision and mission of service base on:

    1.	Teaching
    2.	Service
    3.	Research
  

Strategies:


  1. The provision of comprehensive Primary Health Care Services to the Communities and outside the state of our location.
  2. The Establishment and execution of integral institutional and community based health care services.
  3. Active collaboration with the third tier of Government in the implementation of Primary Health Care.
  4. The provision and creation of qualitative teaching / learning environment for the various categories of health personnel.

The concept and implementation of integrated health care delivery system has been firmly established in the four health centres run by the department this has been made possible by the commitment and cohesiveness of the health team.

The four health facilities of the department continue to collaborate with at least eight Local Governments in Osun State.

The Urban Comprehensive Health Centre Ile-Ife serve the Ife South, Ife North, Ife East, and Ife Central, Ife East area office, Oriade and Ayedade Local Governments area in Osun State.

The Wesley Guild Hospital and Multipurpose Primary Health Centre, Ilesa serves Ilesa East and West Local Government while Rural Comprehensive Health Centre Imesi – Ile serve Obokun Local Government.

All the centres are statutory immunization centres and staff participate actively during National State and the local Government immunization Boosters Day Programmes.


SCOPE OF ACTIVITIES


The activities of this department are tailored to achieve the stated objectives which are both facility and community based. The nature of their activities are promotive, preventive curative and rehabilitative.

Except for welfare clinic at Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa the other three (3) health Centres operate three system, thereby giving 24 hours health services even at weekends and public holidays, while the clinic based activities are 12 hours services both morning and afternoon shift.

The health centre in the department integrated health services where all essential health services are rendered on daily basis and under the same roof at the same time.

Striving to determine most effective use of available resources to provide the health care supportive network for the communities of service priority and supplementary services system are provided.


PRIORITY SERVICES


  1. General out patients clinic for all age groups i.e adult and sick infant plus under fives clinics for diagnosis and treatment.
  2. Maternity services including family planning.
  3. Health Education on Prevailing Health issues.
  4. Child Welfare Growth Monitoring and Immunization Clinic.
  5. School Health Services.
  6. Nutrition :
    • Food Demonstration and Nutrition Rehabilitation Clinic for Protein Energy Malnutrition P.E.M).Marasmus and Obesity.
    • Training of food vendors.
  7. Minor surgery/wound dressing
  8. Training of all categories of students of the health institution.
  9. Oral health
  10. Environmental Health.
  11. Diarrhea treatment unit,ORS/SSS Demonstration.

SUPPLIMENTARY SERVICES

  • Adolescent Health
  • Field Work: Home visiting, Market visit, Hospital visit, a Case finding, Contract tracing and follow up of cases.
  • Administering mectizan for prevention of oncocerchasis.

OTHER ACTIVITIES IN PIPELINE

  • Health screening services for :
    • Well women of reproductive age
    • Hypertension
    • Diabetes
    • HIV
    • Tuberculosis
  • Club formation: To impact adequate knowledge into self management and health promotion care.
  • Behavioral Health care on:
    • Alcoholics
    • Drug dependence
    • Child Abuse.

Senior members of Nursing personnel in the department act as Technical advisers to some Local Government on Primary Health Care matters when need arises.

The department is dynamic, so also are the activities being rendered by the personnel. Our watch word is “A stitch in time saves nine” – As definitely prevention is much better and cheaper than cure.

COMPONENT HEALTH FACILITIES

  • IHU, ILE-IFE
  • WGH, ILESA
  • DENTAL UNIT, OAU
  • UCHC, ELEYELE, ILE-IFE
  • MULTIPURPOSE, ILESA
  • RCHC, IMESI-ILE

SCHOOLS

  • Community Health Officers’ Training Programme.
  • Darkroom Technicians and Assistants Course.
  • School of Health Information Management
  • Schools of Nursing, Midwifery and Peri-operative Nursing.
  • Residency Training Programme

CONTACT US

P M B 5538, ILESA ROAD, ILE-IFE.