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Community health, community workers, and community governance 

Community health, community workers, and community governance
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Community health, community workers, and community governance
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Miriam Khamadi Were

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198703327.003.0008
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date: 17 September 2019

Chapter 8 describes how, as a medical student, the author realized that improving the environment and the health of people in local communities was the foundation for improving the health of the nation as a whole. It also covers the importance of creating new community norms of behaviour that promote health and hygiene and prevent disease. Lastly, it shows how it is possible to empower communities, contrary to most professional opinions, and integrate locally based community workers into a national system.

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