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close this bookOral Rehydration Therapy and the Control of Diarrheal Diseases (Peace Corps, 1985, 566 p.)
close this folderModule Five: Working with the community
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Open this folder and view contentsSession 13 - The impact of culture on diarrhea
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OVERVIEW

This module provides a review of basic skills in community development applied to diarrhea and associated health problems. Session 13 leads participants into the community to learn about cultural practices related to diarrhea. Session 14 reviews skills in community organization that can be applied in promoting ORT in the community.

OBJECTIVES

• To correctly use a questionnaire to identify at least six local beliefs and practices that affect the occurrence and treatment of diarrhea, using the guidelines stated in Session 13.

• To identify and prioritize helpful and harmful practices affecting the occurrence of diarrhea in the community, in terms of which should be modified or reinforced through health education activities, following the criteria stated in Session 13.

• To describe three techniques to use in motivating community members to participate in projects to prevent and control diarrheal diseases, following the criteria stated in Session 14.

Cross reference with the Technical Health Training Manual:

Module 3: Community Analysis and Organization
Session 7: The Role of The Volunteer
Session 8: Factors Affecting Health