Healthy Villages: A Guide for Communities and Community Health Workers

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World Health Organization, 2002 - Medical - 108 pages
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Health is determined by many factors including income environmental conditions - such as access to adequate sanitation and safe water supplies - individual behaviour and health services. More than half of the world's population lives in villages and rural areas and most of those without access to safe water sources or basic sanitation are rural dwellers. Enabling rural populations to protect and improve their health is a major challenge worldwide. In response to this an informal healthy villages movement has evolved. A healthy villages project promotes local actions by community members mobilizing human and financial resources to build healthy environments and promote healthy behaviours. This guide is intended to provide community leaders with information to assist them in implementing and sustaining a healthy villages project. It covers topics such as water and sanitation drainage waste management housing quality domestic and community hygiene and provision of health services providing extensive source materials for adaptation to local needs and conditions. ... This excellent and very timely guide was developed to support the Health Villages approach for improving the health of rural communities. It provides local community leaders with a model of the type of information they require in their roles as current or prospective managers of a Healthy Villages project... - The International Journal of Environmental Studies

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this book contains all the things which required to improve the village which will help the social workers who are working for the improvement of the villages.

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