Odikpo Linda C
Abstract: Case study is a way to reach the target population of a country from the grass root which is the family. The contribution of primary care at the family level to the health of populations and organization of health systems has been well documented in the international scientific literature. Case studies are designed to reach the poor due to the inequalities that exist in the utilization of the health care service. Certain case studies have been carried out by health workers and have proved to make great impact in some countries where it has been employed like, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Rwanda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, USA etc. Their impact seems to be more on reducing under five death and maternal mortality. The focus of case study is to meet the needs of the population hence the researcher presented two summarized samples of case studies from two countries and also summarized proposal of an intended case study using the WHO guidelines for primary care studies.
Keywords: Individual, Family health, Primary, Case study