Community-based initiatives success stories from the Eastern Mediterranean Region
AbstractIn improving the health of communities, it is necessary to address all the determinants of health, including the social, economic and physical determinants. Poverty, as an important determinant of health must be seen in its wider context, characterized by factors such as poor health, inadequate nutrition and a lack of access to education, safe water and sanitation. The poor are less likely to have access to good quality health-care services and basic facilities, which in turn, means they bear a higher burden of morbidity and mortality. Community-based initiatives have demonstrated, that community involvement, intersectoral collaboration, decentralization and grass-roots planning, all important elements of the primary health care system, can be activated within existing local mechanisms to improve community health and reduce poverty. These success stories from 10 countries demonstrate how community-based initiatives have improved people's health and quality of life and illustrate the achievements and the sustainability of the programme. Policy-makers, professional bodies, local government, international partners and other stakeholders involved in development
World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. (2006). Community-based initiatives success stories from the Eastern Mediterranean Region. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/116506
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