Briefing Paper

Infrastructure and PHC Services in Nigeria: The Case of Delta State

The emphasis of this policy brief is on the principle of accessibility. Accessibility emphasizes that health care services must be equally shared by all the people of the community irrespective of their
race, creed or economic status. It shifts the accessibility of healthcare from the cities to the rural areas, where the most needy and vulnerable groups of the population live. Inaccessibility is, therefore a disadvantage. In this study the object of distribution are primary health care facilities between and among rural communities, in Delta State. While accessibility implies locational proximity, this study also makes a distinction in the quality of what is distributed.