Ethical Management of Communicable Diseases among Health-Care Workers in Nigeria:A Case Study of University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital

  • Abiodun Rasheed Salam University of Ilorin
  • Ismaila Bolarinwa Kadiri University of Ilorin


In recent years, however, it has become clear that infectious diseases remain a major threat to man. It is very high in developing countries mainly because of high level of poverty, weak health care system, low technology and poor hygiene. This study is a descriptive cross-sectional study that assessed the management of communicable diseases by health care workers in the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH). The observed differences in mean attitude scores were statistically significant with a p-value of 0.000. The positive attitude observed among the respondents was incongruent to their levels practices of safety precautions and ethical management of infectious diseases. The study among others recommends that Capacity building of relevant hospital staff on standard precaution and medical ethics of infection prevention and control should be provided at regular intervals in all health institutions across the country.