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Date of this Version

4-12-2019

Citation

Adeyoyin, S.O., Ekundayo, E.O., Akinlade, O. and Ewulo, O.R. (2019). Health Information Provision for the Vulnerable Orphans in Ogun State, Nigeria. Library Philosophy and Practice.

Abstract

This descriptive study investigated the health information provision for Orphans in Ijamido Children’s Home Orphanage, Ado-Odo Ota Local Government in Ogun State. The study sought to find out the orphans’ need for health information, their sources of health information, constraints to getting health information and their perception on availability of health information. The snowball sampling method was used to select 98 respondents for the study. The findings indicated that orphans need health information; they employed various channels such as radio, television, newspaper, church etc. to obtain health information. However, lack of access to health information, delay in getting health information, among others, are constraints to getting health information. It was therefore recommended that collective efforts should be made in order to provide adequate health information materials and professionals for effective health information delivery services to the orphans in orphanage homes and re-integration for better future.

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