The Changing Nature of Indigenous Healthcare Delivery System in Urhoboland, Delta State, Nigeria
Keywords:Indigenous healthcare delivery, indigenous medical practices, social change, orthodox
The study focuses on the changing nature of indigenous healthcare delivery system in Urhoboland in Delta State. It also examines the causes; nature, patterns and manifestations change in indigenous healthcare system in the area and provide socio-scientific data for the advancement of traditional medical practice in Nigeria. Besides looking at the historical development of traditional medicine in the study area, the study argues rather vigorously that both western orthodox and indigenous medical practices should be integrated in Nigeria, as is the case in other parts of the world. The concern of the study however, is the pattern of integration and the mechanism for controlling the emergent system.