Meeting the basic needs of health workers (3) Community engagement

8 January, 2023

This is a good approach, moving from a political centered health care service to patient centered approach is key. This is where community engagement versus community involvement meet the road. For a long time, service providers have been doing community involvement approaches, where issues are determined at program level, communities are just called for a meeting or seminar, to rubber stamp what has already been discussed and concluded, it was just a formal information dissemination process.

Community engage approach will ensure communities bring out what they need and come up with implementation strategy, it serves as a reverse roles method

HIFA Profile: Rael Kukule Akoru is a Public Health Officer for the Government of Kenya. Research interests: Public Health. Email: raelkukule AT