IMPACT OF THE ROLE OF HEALTH EDUCATORS DURING PILGRIMAGES IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF OYO
STATE CHRISTIAN PILGRIM BOARD)
This research was conducted to assess the impact of the roles of health educators during Jerusalem pilgrimages. A case study of Oyo state Christians’ pilgrims welfare board. Two (2) hypotheses were formulated for this study, questionnaires was used to gather information. The population of the study comprised of two hundred (200) pilgrims. Simple percentage method was used to analyze the data, while the original dra of the questionnaire was validated by lecturers in the department. Result obtained revealed that health information given to the pilgrims by health practitioners before their departure to Jerusalem significantly affects the health of individual pilgrims, the guidelines given to the pilgrims by the state health educators were significantly useful to the pilgrims and the roles of health educators during Jerusalem pilgrim operations do significantly reduce the rate at which health hazards occur during pilgrimage. It is then recommended that more relevant information should be made available to the pilgrims by the pilgrims welfare board through the media, posters, newspapers etc before leaving their countries, the government should employ more health experts into the pilgrims welfare board to tackle more of the health problems of pilgrims.
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