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Background: Childhood preventable illnesses that cause high rates of morbidity and mortality in Nigeria include poliomyelitis, tuberculosis, diphtheria, tetanus, measles, and hepatitis. Some factors prevent the effective implementation of the national immunization program among Kwara State residents, despite numerous interventions aimed at preventing them through routine immunization. This study investigated inadequate funding, lack of community involvement, and low public awareness as factors that prevented the implementation of the Kwara State’s national immunization program.

Methods: A descriptive survey research design with 460 respondents was used in this study.

Results: The results showed inadequate funding, low community involvement, and low public awareness impede the successful execution of the national immunization program in Kwara State, Nigeria.

Conclusion: In Kwara State, Nigeria, inadequate funding, lack of community involvement, and lack of public awareness impede successful execution of the national immunization program.


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Baba Dare Abubakar, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Baba Dare Abubakar, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Health Promotion and Environmental Health Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. With over ten years of experience in university teaching, research, and administration, his research interests include community health education and primary healthcare.

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Dare Abubakar, B. (2024). Health Workers Perceived Hindrances to Implementation of National Programme on Immunization among People in Kwara State, Nigeria. Pan-African Journal of Health and Environmental Science, 3(1), 12–26.


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