Health Education is the cornerstone to Primary Health Care but it is given low priority in National Health Development. In this book, the author explores strategies for promoting Health Education in National Health Education Development. He opines that Health Education should be given adequate support from the Ministry of Health in the areas of resource allocation; health management and training of Health Education Officers. Dr. Kei observes that for effective management of health education services in Kenya, attention should be given to: reorganization of the Division of Health Education; review of training curricula for health workers to include health education; introducing incentives and a scheme of service for Health Education Officers; and setting performance standards. He recommends research into: Health Education concepts, training models, educational materials and program evaluation. In conclusion, the author recommends that the Division of Health Education should be renamed THE DIVISION OF HEALTH PROMOTION - in charge of Health Promotion Officers and activities. This book is resourceful for lecturers, students and staff of the Ministry of Health.
This book is based on a qualitative study that investigated the influence of health education on primary school pupil’s health care seeking behavior in Kangundo DEB Primary School, Machakos District, Kenya. Health education empowers individuals to take responsibility for their health and that of others. Health education is increasingly seen as a cost-effective way of enhancing health care. The theoretical premise was that human actions are purposive and are a result of careful consideration. Health education facilitates this. The study concluded that health education enhanced awareness and capacity for appropriate health care seeking behavior among pupils. Thus those factors that enhanced health education teaching and learning needed to be reinforced. It also found that knowledge by itself need not lead to action as environment factors largely determined the extent to which health education generated knowledge and skills are translated into appropriate health behaviour. The study recommended downplaying of the examination orientation and emphasis of the lasting value of health education in schools. Lastly, an enabling environment should be created both in school and outside world.
Promoting the health of children through schools has been an important goal of WHO, UNESCO, UNICEF and other international agencies since 1950s. Major international meetings to improve school health include: the WHO Expert Committee on School Health Services in 1950, the WHO Expert Committee on Health Education in 1954, the Joint WHO/UNESCO Expert Committee on Teacher Preparation for Health Education in 1959, the UNESCO/ WHO collaboration to publish Planning for health education in schools in 1966, the WHO Expert Committee on New Approaches to Health Education in Primary Health Care in 1983, the WHO/UNICEF International Consultation ON Health Education for school age Children in 1985, the Technical Discussion on The Health of Youth at the Forty second World Health Assembly in 1989, the WHO/UNESCO/ILO World Consultation on Strategies for Implementing Comprehensive School Health Education / Promotion Programmes in 1991 and the WHO/UNESCO Global Conference on School Health and HIV Prevention in 1995.
In the area of health, adult education programmes emphasize upon issues like environmental sanitation, personal hygiene, common health problems due to communicable and non-communicable diseases, precautions for good health, family welfare, family planning methods, public health services and facilities, population education, gender equity, age at marriage, nutrition, reproductive health. Health issues are covered in adult education primers, post-literacy and continuing education materials, training programmes, extension activities of government and non-government agencies, mass media etc. Neo-literates are the major beneficiaries of continuing education programme and they are provided with health knowledge on various aspects through different activities of continuing education workers i.e., preraks. To what extent the preraks are possessing health awareness on different issues can be noticed only through proper studies. The present study focuses its attention on health awareness among preraks in the areas of communicable and non-communicable diseases, nutrition, mother and child care in order to suggest suitable measures.
The crucial role of electronic state media outlets in promoting health education is seldom questionable, all the more so when these media outlets are utilized to air health education programs via various entertaining art forms.In this regard Television has been, perhaps, most enduring in creating awareness and empowering the audience with enabling skills in many facets of our lives including maintaining healthy life style. The many good reasons justifying the importance of infotainment TV episodes for the proper conveyance of adult health education to the general public boils down to this:- enlightenment through informal education. On the one hand, such programs emerge out as uncontested alternative to reach the multitude of adults. On the other hand the stated educational approaches will rescue them from thinking into the production of lengthy and boring health education concepts right after a hectic day time work. The goal of this book is to address the gap in adult health education in television programs. Adult health educators & concerned organizations would be the major beneficiaries of this study. It will be an add-up to adult health education in television.
The current mini script by Alamgir Khan and Dr. Salahuddin Khan is an attempt to introduce the Basics of Health and Physical Education. This Book will definitely help the students of Physical Education who are studying at bachelor and Master Level. The Book will be beneficial to understand the concept of Islam about Health, Physical Education and Recreation. The author is a very promising and dedicated young fellow having a lot of potential and capacity for the subject of Sports Sciences & Physical Education.
The role of women's contribution to meaningful development cannot be fully addressed without investigating women's participation in Education and issues surrounding their ability to participate fully in Education. Reproductive Health related issues has consequently been identified as one of the major challenges that women/girls face in their quest for Education. While a handful of handful of studies have been carried out on the best practices in girls' education, there is no comprehensive study that has been done on the influence reproductive health education on promotion of girl-child education thus leaving a wide knowledge gap. The book 'influence of reproductive in profiting girl-child education' brings together the practical experience I have had in the past five years of implementing Education programs through investigation of a model employed by FAWEK.
Health and Education in Early Childhood presents conceptual issues, research findings, and program and policy implications in promoting well-being in health and education in the first five years of life. Leading researchers in the multidisciplinary fields of early learning and human capital formation explore the themes of the integration of health and education in promoting young children's well-being; the timing of influences on child development; and the focus on multiple levels of strategies to promote healthy early development. Through this, a unique framework is provided to better understand how early childhood health and education predictors and interventions contribute to well-being at individual, family, community and societal levels, and to policy development. Key topics addressed in the chapters include nutritional status, parenting, cognitive development and school readiness, conduct problems and antisocial behavior, obesity, and well-being in later childhood and adulthood.
In third world countries due low level of education resulting in a large percentage of patients used inhaler incorrectly.The education level of patients had significant relationship with incorrect inhaler technique. Improving the education level of the society will improve inhaler techniques. The study is indicating the need to promote education level in third world countries and also awake up call for the health poly makers to introduce health education program about asthma and inhaler technique in their priority list. The short-term solution to this problem is effective patient and provider education. Health education efforts to teach patients how to use inhaler correctly should be stepped up. One example is use of labels with correct technique instructions on inhaler devices. There should be complete descriptions of inhaler use in text-books of both nurses and doctors.
Malaria is endemic in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and contributes significantly to infant and maternal mortality. To reverse this situation, health education continues to be used in promoting the uptake of malaria interventions in SSA. This systematic review was conducted to look into the extent to which health education has been effective in increasing the uptake of community-based malaria control and prevention interventions. The review suggests that health education in community-based malaria prevention and control interventions influences the uptake of malaria interventions, enhances knowledge about the malaria disease and generally reduces malaria prevalence and mortality in children under five and pregnant women. This book is useful to health professionals, organisations, or anyone else who may be engaged in the fight against malaria in the global south.
Public health practitioners face growing and ever changing population health problems globally. To meet these challenges, the training and education of the public health workforce is vital. Masters of Public Health (MPH) courses taught by academic institutions often serve as the foundations of public health education. However, little is known about the adequacy of these courses. Through my research i made an effort to examine the complementarity between what is taught on MPH courses and real world expectations of practitioner organisations.
Interprofessional educational and practice is an approach that has been successful in improving health outcomes. People living in poverty face many challenges in terms of their health. Incorporating interprofessional education and practice into the health workforce can improve health outcomes among poor communities. This exploratory study was conducted to find out the views on interprofessional education and practice among doctors and community health care workers and to explore the factors that help and hinder it from taking place. Interprofessional education and practice can be rewarding when well conceptualized and supported by institutions and policy makers.
Most of the regional studies in India have large state syndrome. This detailed work on Tripura tries to fill up this void. The regional studies help in learning lessons from within the country experiences and also within the state itself. The work focuses on technological dualism, technological change & yield gap in rice production, crop diversification, education & reproductive health attainment, rural-urban gap & gender disparities, probit estimates, efficiency analysis & discriminant analysis for health & education status. The analysis go at different levels, state, village & especially at the block level.
Yoga, the 5000-year-old Indian philosophy is the spiritual and cultural heritage of India. The regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 2012 released by Medical Council of India made it mandatory for students to undergo a foundation course including yoga and sports. Scientific research has proven the efficacy of yoga in health science education. However, the literature shows scarcity of data regarding the effectiveness of short yoga intervention on health science students’ perceptions about yoga. This book analyses the perceptions of health science students about physical, psychological and overall benefits of yoga. It identifies the perceived barriers in yoga practice and studies the impact of short yoga intervention on students’ perceptions about yoga. Combination of health science education and ancient wisdom of yoga will promote holistic health for future health professionals. A multidisciplinary team approach of integrating health care model with yoga can facilitate effective health care services to the society. This research work should be especially useful to the professionals in health care, yoga, health science education and Psychology.