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close this bookEducation for Health (WHO, 1988, 274 p.)
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View the documentA message from the Director-General of the World Health Organization'
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View the documentThe concept of primary health care
close this folderChapter 1: Health behavior and health education
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View the documentHealth, illness, and behavior
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close this folderChapter 2: People working with people
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View the documentEstablishing good relationships
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close this folderChapter 3: Planning for health education in primary health care
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View the documentCollecting information
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close this folderChapter 4: Health education with individuals
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View the documentThe purpose of counselling
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close this folderChapter 5: Health education with groups
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View the documentDiscussion groups
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close this folderChapter 6: Health education with communities
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close this folderChapter 7: Communicating the health message: methods and media
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View the documentReading List

Reading List

Alma-Ata 1978: primary health care. Geneva, World Health Organization, 1978 ("Health for All" Series, No. 1).

Community involvement in primary health care. Report of a workshop held in Kintampo, Ghana, 3-14 July 1978. Geneva, World Health Organization, 1979.'

Global strategy for health for all by the year 2000. Geneva, World Health Organization, 1981 ("Health for All" Series, No 3).

Health programme evaluation: guiding principles. Geneva, World Health Organization, 1981 ("Health for All" Series, No. 6).

OFUSU-AMAAH, V. National experience in the use of community health workers: a review of current issues and problems. Geneva, World Health Organization, 1983 (WHO Offset Publication, No. 71).

McMAHON, R. ET AL On being in charge: a guide for middle-level management in primary health care. Geneva, World Health Organization, 1980

The community health worker. Geneva, World Health Organization, 1987.

UNDP/WORLD BANK. Methods for gathering socio-cultural data for water supply and sanitation projects: TAG Technical Note No. 1, Washington, The World Bank, 1983.'

UNICEF/WHO Joint study on water supply and sanitation component of/primary health c are, Geneva, 1979 (document JC22/UNICEF/WHO/79.3).

UNICEF,'WHO Primary health care: the community health worker. Report on a UNICEF/WHO Inter-regional Study and Workshop (Kingston, Jamaica) 1979/1980 (document PHC/80.2).

UNICEF/'WHO JOINT COMMITTEE ON HEALTH POLICY Community involvement in primary health care: a study of the process of community motivation and continued participation. Report for the UNICEF/WHO loins Committee on Health Policy, Geneva, 1977 (document JC21/UNICEF-WHO/77.2).

WERNER, D. & BOWER, B. Helping health workers learn. Palo Alto, California, The Hesperian Foundation, 1982.

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office. Health education with special reference to the primary health care approach. International journal of health education, 1978, 21(2) supplement.

WHO/TDR. Community participation in tropical disease control: social and economic research issues. Geneva, World Health Organization, 1983 (document TDR/'5ER-SWG(4)/CP/'83.3).

WHO Technical Report Series, No. 89, 1954 (Health education of the public: first report of the Expert Committee).

' Copies of these documents are available from Division of Public Information and Education for Health World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland

WHO Technical Report Series, No. 633, 1979 (Training and utilization of auxiliary personnel for rural health teams in developing countries).

WHO Technical Report Series, No. 690, 1983 (New approaches to health education in primary health care: report of an Expert Committee).

WHITE, A. Guidelines for planning community participation in water and sanitation projects. Geneva, World Health Organization, 1986 (WHO Offset Publication, No. 96).