Traditional Practitioners as Primary Health Care Workers
(1995; 146 pages) View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentI. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
View the documentII. INTRODUCTION AND NEED FOR THE STUDY
View the documentIII. OBJECTIVES
View the documentIV. METHODOLOGY
View the documentV. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
Open this folder and view contentsVI. DESCRIPTION OF PROJECTS
View the documentVII. RESULTS
View the documentVIII. LESSONS LEARNED AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Close this folderIX. SUMMARY OF GUIDELINES FOR TRAINING
View the documentSTEP I: Planning for the Training
View the documentSTEP II: Determining Content for Training
View the documentSTEP III: Determining the Training Methods
View the documentSTEP IV: Selecting Training Materials
View the documentSTEP V: Training the Trainers
View the documentSTEP VI: Evaluating the Training
View the documentREFERENCES
View the documentAPPENDICES
 

IX. SUMMARY OF GUIDELINES FOR TRAINING

A final objective of the evaluation study was to develop training guidelines which could be used by other organizations to prepare Traditional Health Practitioners (THPs) to provide PHC services to communities. These guidelines were prepared from data collected from interviews with training staff and healer participants in the four projects in Ghana, Mexico, and Bangladesh; from observations of actual training sessions in these projects; and from other publications (handbooks and training manuals) dealing with the preparation and training of community health workers and traditional health practitioners.

An attempt was made to identify lessons learned from previous training projects and to select specific methods and materials that have worked successfully in these projects. This information was then compiled and put into practical guidelines which hopefully can be used by local health agencies for training THPs in their own countries and regions.

This summary is a condensed version of the complete guidelines and is included here to give the reader a general idea of the contents of the complete edition. A few examples of the visual aids from the complete edition are included in the Appendices.

The complete version of these training guidelines is available as a separate publication, entitled GUIDELINES FOR TRAINING TRADITIONAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE. (In process of publication by WHO, Geneva, 1995).39

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