Journal of
the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy

  • Abbreviation: J. Nig. Soc. Physiother.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 0331-3735
  • DOI: 10.5897/JNSP
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 55

Full Length Research Paper

Health policy development and implementation in Nigeria: The role of physiotherapists

Pascal O. Mogbo
  • Pascal O. Mogbo
  • Preferred Physiotherapy and Wellness Clinic Ltd., 69 Queen Street, Alagomeji, Lagos. Nigeria.
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Joseph A. Balogun
  • Joseph A. Balogun
  • College of Health Sciences, Chicago State University, 9501 South King Drive, Chicago, IL 60628, USA.
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  •  Received: 05 June 2020
  •  Accepted: 12 November 2020
  •  Published: 31 December 2020


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