Community Engagement Research Initiative; Evaluation of the WHO Community Engagement Research Initiative (3) Communication between health workers and patients

31 May, 2023

Good day

I found this finding particularly interesting:

"The research team also reported enhanced relationships between health-care workers and patients and improved communication resulting from less formal interactions."

In my opinion improved communication between service providers and recipients of the service creates a great foundation for "Holistic Patient Centred Care". When both parties can communicate on their expectations- it adds value to health service delivery and patient needs are more easily met.

It is fundamental that Risk Communication and Community engagement of all stakeholders be strengthened so that we can increase the impact of public health interventions.


Venus Mushininga

HIFA profile: Venus Mushininga is a pharmacist with the Ministry of Health and Childcare in Zimbabwe. She is a founder and President of the Zimbabwe Society of Oncology Pharmacy and the Zimbabewan delegate to the European Society of Oncology Pharmacy. Professional interests: Oncology, Dissemination of information through to Health Professionals and the public, Research. She is co-coordinator of the HIFA working group on information for Prescribers and Users of Medicines.