PROMOTING DISEASE OUTBREAK MANAGEMENT THROUGH HEALTH EDUCATION IN OYO TOWNSHIP FOR NATIONAL SECURITY
Dr. Ogunsola, Mufutau Tijani; Salaam Abass Ayobami & Dare, Ajibola Akintayo
Health literacy is an essential tool in combating disease outbreaks especially at this time of the pandemic. This study examined the promotion of disease outbreak management through health education for national security in Oyo Township. Two research hypotheses were generated to guide the study. The study employed a descriptive survey research design. The population for the study comprised the educated in Oyo. The sample comprised 400 respondents. A self-developed questionnaire was used to collect data. A test re-test form of data, using Spearman-Brown rank-order correlation was used to ascertain itsreliability with the value(r = 0.78). Findings from the study showed that health education significantly promoted effective disease outbreak management among people in Oyo town as well as effective disease outbreak management had the potential of securing people from infectious disease in Oyo township. It was thus recommended that health education on disease outbreak management should be made public through different possible available channels of communication to acquaint the individual with the appropriate steps to be taken for safety during the disease outbreak period.