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n Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies - Health education for primary health care development in Kenya

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2141-6990
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Abstract

This paper discusses appropriate ways to strengthen community health education activities and training for health education in order to improve the effectiveness of the National Health Education programme in Kenya. The study procedure involved drawing of relevant experiences from a review of related literature and discussing in the light of health education problems in Kenya to help make suitable conclusions and recommendations for improving the Kenyan situation. It was revealed that the National Health Education programme in Kenya has many constraints which need priority attention through practical support from the Ministry of Health 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, and setting performance standards concepts, training models, educational materials and programme evaluations. It is also proposed that the Division of Health Education be renamed the Division of Health Promotion, in charge of health promotion activities and Health Promotion Officers.

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2012-02-01
2019-12-15

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