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Date of this Version

5-2011

Comments

Published in Library Philosophy and Practice (2011) 7 p.

Abstract

This is the empirical study of 4 communities under survey in Niger-Delta. This article examines the impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on primary health care services to rural communities in Niger Delta. Questionnaire, interview and personal observation methods were employed to elicit information on the impact of ICT on primary health care services in rural communities in Niger Delta. The study reveals the personal characteristics of the respondents. The findings also reveal that rural dwellers need to be encouraged by providing them with relevant information and communication technology gadgets in order to enhance effective retrieval and dissemination of information on primary health care services. It is therefore, concluded that the establishment of internet facilities and provision of ICT materials and adequate drugs to rural communities should be the priority of the State and Federal Governments in order to promote computer literacy, adult education and greater awareness of the Primary Health Care (PHC)services in Niger Delta.