Conceptualising Afrocentric-feminism and social constructivism through Alma Ata Declaration (primary health care, PHC) in rural Nigeria
Akokuwebe, Monica Ewomazino
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Christian and Islamic scriptures reduced women to a second class in any society. They are subjected to helper and relegated to house chores. In some societies, roles of ritual-making and administration are accorded them, but they would be regulated with the power of men. The Eurocentric system of administration introduced to Africa appears to have been reducing Afrocentrism, as Western education has found new roles for women. With more female enrolment in schools, from primary to higher institutions, it is expected that the old system would pave way for equal opportunity to address sustainable development holistically in Africa. Poverty, unemployment, ignorance, religion and culture are the major obstacles to women empowerment. These social issues have an effect upon health development; they aggravate mortality rate despite government focus on primary health care (PHC) as agreed through the Alma Ata Declaration in Kazakhstan. In addressing these plights, free education and ability to accommodate neglected rural dwellers to quality education would serve as stimuli for service delivery that is eluding the state.
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