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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 690: Hew Approaches to Health Education in Primary Health Care

By D. Banerji

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Title: World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 690: Hew Approaches to Health Education in Primary Health Care  
Author: D. Banerji
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
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Banerji, D. (n.d.). World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 690. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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A WHO Expert Committee on New Approaches to Health Education in Primary Health Care met in Geneva from 12 to 18 October 1982. Mr J. Ling, Director, Division of Public Information and Education for Health, opened the meeting on behalf of the Director-General, and read the opening address prepared by Dr J. Hamon, Assistant Director-General, which emphasized the need for a fresh look at health education approaches and practices in view of the WHO goal of health for all by the year 2000. Health education had progressed considerably since the first meeting of the Expert Committee on Health Education of the Public in 1954 (1). Furthermore, the experience gained in recent years in health education and the many developments that had taken place in the fields of social sciences and mass media technology had broadened the scope of the discipline of health education. This was, therefore, a particularly opportune moment to review the current approaches in health education in order to bring these into full harmony with the principles of primary health care and to increase activities in that field. The WHO Seventh General Programme of Work, covering the period 1984-1989 (7), indicated that the role of information and education for health would be more prominent than ever before. 1. INTRODUCTION In 1977, the World Health Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution (WHA30.43) which stipulates that the main social targets of Governments and WHO in the coming decades should be the attainment by all the citizens of the world by the year 2000 of a level of health that will permit them to lead a socially and economically productive life (2). With regard to the achievement of this goal, the Sixth Report on the World Health Situation (3) states that health

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CONTENTS 1. Introduction .................................................................................................. 7 2 . The issues ...................................................................................................... 10 3. The concepts .................................................................................................. 13 4 . Characteristics of the new approaches to health education in primary health care ................................................................................................................ 15 4.1 A people-oriented health technology ................................................. 16 4.2 Lay resources in health care ................................................................... 17 4.3 New approaches concerned with human ecology ................................... 19 4.4 New roles for health care providers ....................................................... 20 5. Implications for health education practice ............................................ 21 5.1 Planning and management ..................................................................... 21 5.2 Ethical issues ........................................................................................... 26 5.3 Information and communication ......................................................... 27 5.4 Training ................................................................................................ 30 5.5 Evaluation ............................................................................................... 36 5.6 Research .................................................................................................. 37 6 . Conclusions ................................................................................................ 39 Summary ............................................................................................................ 40 References .......................................................................................................... 43 Acknowledgements ............................................................................................. 44

 

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