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close this bookEffective Communications for Nutrition in Primary Health Care (UNU, 1988, 208 p.)
View the documentAcknowledgement
View the documentForeword
View the documentPreface
View the documentOpening address
View the document1. Nutrition in primary health care
View the document2. A framework for looking at nutrition communication needs in Asia
View the document3. The potential impact of nutrition education
View the document4. The use of ethnography in the development and communication of messages for modifying food behaviour
View the document5. Communication planning for effective nutrition programmes
Open this folder and view contents6. A general approach to behaviour change
View the document7. The A-B-C model for developing communication to change behaviour
View the document8. Evaluation models for assessing the effects of media-based nutrition education
View the document9. Evaluating the impact of health education systems
View the document10. A suggested framework for a social marketing programme
Open this folder and view contents11. An evaluation of the effect of a communication system on the knowledge of mothers and nutritional status of preschool children in rural Philippines
View the document12. Nutrition education and behaviour change project, Indonesian nutrition improvement programme
View the document13. Communication for behavioural change in Thailand: Radio v. Video van
Open this folder and view contentsCountry and project reports
View the documentReport and recommendations
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The Asian Regional Workshop on Effective Communications for Nutrition in Primary Health Care was organized with the purpose of evaluating, expediting, and expanding the progress made with communication for health and nutritional improvement. This report on the workshop proceedings includes the papers of resource persons as we]l as the country or project reports presented during the workshop. Three case-study presentations from the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand give insights into some of the efforts made by Asian countries in their attempt to develop effective communication for health and nutrition in primary health care.

The main objectives of the workshop were to:

  • review the current nutrition and health communications programmes reaching mothers and children at the village level in Asia;
  • assess the impact of these health and nutrition communication programmes and determine which approaches have been most effective to date;
  • determine which health and nutrition communication approaches have been most costeffective in the Asian village setting;
  • identify areas where more information is needed for better planning of effective communication programmes for nutrition and health in Asian communities; and
  • set up a mechanism for further sharing of information and experience in communications for nutrition and health between Asian countries.

It is hoped that the proceedings will be widely distributed, not only to inform, but also to motivate various national and international agencies and institutions in other developing countries to join us in this effort to achieve health and nutritional improvements for all people.