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Activity no. 3 - A visit or visits from a social worker from the ministry of health


A visit or visits from a social worker from the ministry of health

A presentation by a resource person knowledgeable about common health problems (including STDs and alcohol and drug abuse), their causes and means of control.

HOW?


How?

  • The group leader makes arrangements in advance for a visit to the youth group by a worker from the Ministry of Health. The leader talks with the health worker and they agree to stress the points listed in the section on background information.
  • The leader explains to the group that the resource person has come to discuss with them the importance of maintaining their health, the causes, symptoms and control of common diseases, and to answer any questions they may have.
  • The social worker makes his or her presentation.

FOR WHAT? / WHY?

So that group members will be able to:

  • Gain information about why health is important and how they can stay healthy.
  • Learn about the causes, symptoms and control of common diseases.
  • Understand the relationship between common diseases and population pressure.
  • Learn about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), possible means of prevention and cure, and the importance of responsible sexual behaviour.

WITH WHAT?


WITH WHAT?

  • Advance preparation by the group leader.
  • The presentation by the health worker.
  • Interest and attention by group members.

Some background information for the group leader


Some background information for the group leader

Note: Resource persons such as health workers, agricultural extension agents and small business advisors can be used more than once - the same person might be of use several times during the period when these guides are used.

The health worker will be able to provide more information to you and the group members on prevention and cure of diseases and on health care generally. As explained at the beginning of this section, you may wish to leave the main part of discussion of health issues to a qualified health worker, but be prepared to join in the discussions. As the group leader, you will also be expected to know where to direct your members for further advice and help.

Booklets in this Leaders Guide Series:

Introduction

Population and Agriculture

Population, Employment and Income

Population and the Environment

Population and Nutrition

Population and Health

The Family and Family Size

Human Growth and Development

Responsible Parenthood

How the Population Changes

Community Involvement

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


Integration of Population Education into Programmes for Rural Youth INT/88/P9