Nigeria has one of the largest stocks of human resources for health (HRH) in Africa but, like the other 57 HRH crisis countries, has densities of nurses, midwives and doctors that are still too low to effectively deliver essential health services (1.95 per 1,000). In recent years’ migration to foreign countries has declined and the primary challenge for Nigeria is inadequate production and inequitable distribution of health workers. The health workforce is concentrated in urban tertiary health care services delivery in
the southern part of the country, particularly in Lagos (HRH Country Profile: Nigeria, WHO GHWA,2008). This inequity has been attributed to:   (a) lack of public and private sector coordination;
(b) favoring indigenous hires;
(c) commercial pressures in the private sector that lead to poor quality work;
(d) work environments that contribute to low motivation, less than optimal productivity, high attrition especially from rural areas; and
(e) lack of planning based on staffing projection needs resulting in an overproduction of some categories of health workers and a lack of others (Federal Republic of Nigeria HRH Strategic Plan 2008 2012 These challenges are further compounded by the fact that the federal government accepts and regulates 3 systems of health care delivery: orthodox, alternative, and traditional. The absence of a common HRH and data collection system leads to a lack of coordination in collecting HRH information, which means various stakeholders get fragmented information.

For this cause, the health science department of institut superior H cub known as hill city university Benin decided to extend the favor hand of free medical outreach to a reserved community in badagry Nigeria Topo community is one of the community in badadry Nigeria

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