n Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies - Critical issues of training and health education in Kenya

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2141-6990
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The foregoing study examined why health education is given low priority in several National Health Development programmes and how increased support may be introduced. Relevant experiences were drawn from the reviewed literature on Health Education, and then discussed in the light of health education problems in Kenya to help draw suitable conclusions and recommendations for improving the Kenyan situation. In this paper, health is defined in light of health education and Human Communication Theory among other related issues. Training for health education and strategies and improving health education programmes are also discussed. It emerged that health education needs priority attention through practical support in the areas of resource allocation; management; reorganization of the Division of Health Education in order to introduce effective management capabilities; revival of training for health education officers; review of the training curricula for all health workers so that health education is introduced as a major subject of study; introducing incentives and attractive scheme of service for health education officers; setting performance standards research into health education concepts, training models, educational materials and programme evaluations.

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