Health Literacy Programme and Proper Solid Waste Disposal Habits Among Housewives in Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria

Keywords: Health literacy programme, Household solid waste disposal.


This paper presents a study which examines promoting proper solid waste disposal habits among housewives in Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria, in the context of a health literacy programme. Three research questions focus on different aspects of the efficacy of the programme related to understanding the dangers of improper disposal of waste, building the necessary knowledge for proper disposal, and developing a positive attitudinal change towards personal habits. The study adopted a descriptive survey design, while a simple random technique was used to select 1200 women who have been involved in the health literacy programme. A validated questionnaire with 0.72% reliability index was used to collect data from the respondents. Data collected was analyzed using a statistical package for social sciences (SPSS 25). The findings show that the community health literacy programme has achieved a high level of efficacy for each of the research question. The paper concludes with recommendations for developing the programme.

Author Biography

Christiana Uzoaru Okorie, University of Portharcourt

Department of Adult and Non-FormalĀ  Education

Lecturer 11

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