Monday, August 01, 2016


Community Health Practice in Nkwen Rural


Community health practice is a regular activity carried out in the second year of training course for medical students of the Faculty of Health Sciences. The purpose of the community health practice is to make a community diagnosis of the health problems affecting the population and risk factors contributing to disease appearances or occurrences, in the domain of environmental sanitation and health promotion. This was done using questionnaires to collect data from households visited in the community in order to identify the health problems of the community and to evaluate the vaccination coverage of children 0 to 23 months.Community diagnosis is the foundation for improving and promoting the health of community members. Community diagnosis is a process. In order for this process to be meaningful, the entire community must be mobilized and involved throughout the diagnosis and control of health problems and factors identified. While building community commitment takes lots of time and energy, there is no better way to build support for public health interventions than to engage community residents in identifying important health issues, developing strategies for addressing these issues, initiating actions and interventions, and using the skills and experiences of community members as resources. This Community Health Practice is the first step to initiate the community participation in a dialogue between the population and the students that will enable them to fill the questionnaires.

The practical training course in Community Health Practice has as objective to familiarize the student with the exercise of establishing the diagnosis of the health situation of communities.


        i.            Describe the health area and draw a sketch of the health area to indicate the sites where the teams of students will work.
      ii.            Study waste disposal of excreta
    iii.            Study the disposal of household solid refuse
     iv.            Study water supply
      v.            Study methods of purification of water
    vi.            Assess use of impregnated mosquito nets
   vii.            Study agricultural activities
viii.            Study health insurance coverage
    ix.            Study health risk - living in hazard prone areas
     x.            Study Health Service Utilisation
  xi.            Study hygienic conditions in Bars and Restaurants
  xii.            Study where medications are purchased
  xiii.            Assess major health problems  in the community
  xiv.            Assess major health problems  diagnosed at the health centre
  xv.            Evaluate vaccination coverage of children 0-11months
  xvi.            Evaluate vaccination coverage of children 12 to 23 months
  xvii.            Study the EPI monitoring chart

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