Health Workforce and Motivation
by Isaac Osho
This book was originally the authors final thesis presented to the Academic Department of the School of Social and Human Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the Atlantic International University, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the international community are desirous of improved health systems in all communities and nations of the world, especially in the developing world currently experiencing defective health systems. The health workforce is the most important element of the health system. The author delved into the subjective nature of man to determine attitudes of the Primary Health Care workers, Ekiti-State, Nigeria, regarding work environment. Attitude is an important element in the determination of health output, outcome and impact. Motivation influences attitude, and is critical to the development of a virile health workforce. Hence, the author studies how motivated the workforce is, in this era of globalization and sustainable development campaign.
About the Author:
Isaac Osho hails from Ekiti-State, Nigeria. He is a veteran health educator and public health officer who has served the public in Ondo and Ekiti States for over 30 years. He obtained his degrees at the University of Nigeria (UNN) and Univeristy of Ilorin, Nigeria.
Now in his sixties, Osho has penchant for empirical knowledge, research activities, and development programs. He is a lover of country music and sports. He is married with two children.