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Appelsbosch Hospital Hope Programme


Health outreach promotion and empowerment programme

Aims

  • Better serve the health needs of the surrounding community via an integrated multi disciplinary approach including education, social, welfare and other governmental departments as well as NGO’s, religious groups and private business sector.

  • Identify and target the key health issues affecting our community.

  • Health awareness and promotion across all sectors of the community.

  • Empowering the community to take responsibility for its health and wellness.

  • Training and involvement of community volunteers, leaders, elders, community and home-based care workers.

  • Streamline referrals to and from health care institutions and learning continuity of care.

Objectives

The program is based at Appelsbosch Hospital comprising, doctors, nurses, allied health workers and members of the community.
Scheduled fortnightly to monthly discourses on relevant health topics will be held within the community itself by doctors and other relevant health staff in order to raise awareness and promote greater access to health services.
Schools will be involved by means of essays and poetry competitions on relevant health topics, Health Awareness day e.g. World Aids Day etc. and audio-visual dissemination of health information.
The Department of Health and NGO’s have been enlisted to train community members as DOTS supporters and home-based care workers for the month Oct- Nov 2007.
Yearly surveys to assess impact of programme on community awareness by questionnaires etc.
 

 






 

 

 

 

 

 
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