Filtered by: Community health workers <Back to previous page Case studies primary healthcareThese examples give some idea of the variety of approaches in primary health care, looking in particular at the selection and training of community health workers, community involvement and funding. Community Based Health Care Who is in controlby Keith Wright. The idea of having community based activities has become very fashionable in development work and especially in primary health care. The term community based was originally used to try to describe health development work that happens in a community far away from a health unit. Up to that time the services of a clinic or a mobile clinic were the closest way in which health care came to the homes of people. The clinics were organised by the health service and carried out their ... Community health and development: an integrated approachby Stan Rowland. Many Christian organisations are concerned with meeting either people’s spiritual needs or their physical needs. Too often, Christians separate the needs of people. Community Health EvangelismCommunity Health Evangelism is a community health and development programme used by hundreds of churches and organisations across the world. EditorialThe idea behind primary health care is to move the emphasis away from large institutions with professionally trained people and to share the responsibility for health care with ordinary people. The emphasis is not on curing health problems, but on preventing them. Information about health needs to be shared with everyone. Ordinary people who are helped with clear, simple information can prevent and treat many common health problems in their own homes. In 1978, over 150 governments from around ... Going the distance in NicaraguaHow long would it take you to get to hospital, and how would you get there? According to a 2014 report, the average distance from home to an Accident… Partnership in primary health careby Isabel Carter and Ted Lankester. Developing partnership Primary health care is often only thought of in medical terms. However, the key to successful community based health care is to work in partnership with the community. This, an often revolutionary aim, is too often neglected. Sustainable urban health services Transferring responsibilities to local governmentby Martin Allaby and Christine Preston The Yala Urban Health Programme (YUHP) was originally set up by the United Mission to Nepal to respond to urban health problems in the city of Patan, Nepal. However, in 1998 the key priority became the gradual transfer of responsibility for this successful healthcare programme to full government control. This article looks at the process of transferring responsibility and highlights the success factors. Visual effects for health trainingDo you teach health workers? Do you use drama to share messages about health? Do you teach first aid or give training in emergency action? Have you ever wanted to catch people’s attention by using demonstrations to show how to treat wounds or burns? If you use volunteers and make them look like realistic victims of accidents, you can be sure that you will certainly provide training that your trainees are unlikely to forget! Working towards urban renewalby Dr Ambika Rajvanshi Asha is a health and community development programme in New Delhi, India, that believes it is not enough simply to provide medical care in the slum communities. It believes the only way to bring about real and lasting improvements to these communities is through a holistic approach to community health.