It was found that rural people have many health information needs, most of which are directly related to their health problems.
Some of these needs have not been met or satisfied by the existing information resources and services due to a number of factors that make health information inaccessible.
Most of these factors emanate from the nature of the existing information and communication infrastructure and associated services.
It is recommended that health meetings, visual media, adult education, rural-focused broadcast and print media as well as infrastructure supportive of health information communication should be improved. Basic health lessons need to be introduced in schools and rural information centres need to be established in the rural areas.
It is also recommended that the Ministry of Health needs to put in place a policy that would promote health information dissemination.