S. O. Uhunmwuangho (PhD), Mary Munge


This paper examines the Effect of Manpower Training and Development in Health Care Delivery System in Nigeria: Edo State as a Focal Point. It evaluates how effective the Manpower Training and Development policy have been able to restructure the health sector in Nigeria political system and utilization for the benefits of the citizenry. Everyone cherishes life when there is good health. However, if life is not sustained by good health, the joy and excitement that are associated with it will disappear and they will be replaced with considerable amount of stress. The constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999, N0. 24, second schedule, part II: pg. 178) placed health in the concurrent legislative list, implying that the three tiers of government are supposed to join resources together in the achievement of meaningful level of health status for Nigerians. This is why proper manpower training needs to be put in place to achieve qualitative health for all. Over the last decade however, Public Sector, especially Health Sectors has not been able to convince Nigeria masses of their performance, if they must continue to exist. In the course of this study, the Effect of Manpower Training and Development in Health Care Delivery System in Nigeria: Edo State As A Focal Point were brought to the fore while the objectives of the study were well spelt out.  Hypotheses were postulated and the Structural Functionalism Theory was used to explicate the works.  Data were obtained from both primary and secondary sources. From the primary sources, the survey method, that is, the use of questionnaire were designed and adopted. Data obtained from this method were analyzed with the aid of Simple Percentage.  Thereafter, the five researchable hypotheses were tested and accepted while the null hypotheses were rejected.  The implication is that there was relationship between the dependent and independent variables.  Generally, the paper brought to focus that the Effect of Manpower Training and Development in Health Care Delivery System in Nigeria is a collective effort in reaching a compromise in the management of Public Sector in Nigeria  and it has contributed immensely to the growth and development of public sector elsewhere.  Finally, it suggests policy prescription and recommendation which are aimed at repositioning Public Sector like Health Sectors in Nigeria not only in general but also in Edo State in particular.


Effect, Manpower Training, Staff Development, Health Care Delivery, Edo State.

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