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Community dialogues in Zambia - in pictures

2 September 2014

The success of health interventions hinges on the involvement of affected communities. One method of encouraging engagement is through community dialogues, which gather villagers to discuss and find local solutions to health challenges.

Malaria Consortium has supported integrated community case management (iCCM) interventions to address the three biggest killers of children under five in Zambia: pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria. Activities have been supplemented with community dialogues which are led by trained community health workers (CHWs), in order to raise awareness of the new health services available, and improve timely care-seeking in case of child sickness.

Check out the photos below to hear about community dialogues from members of two communities in Mwense district, Zambia.

Learn more about community dialogues in Zambia, Mozambique and Uganda by reading the learning brief here.

pThe community dialogues were held in Mwense district Zambia Malaria Consortium trained CHWs in the region to identify and treat the biggest childhood illnesses including malaria pneumonia and diarrhoea In addition to acting as a first point of contact they were also in charge of leading community dialogues which provided a platform for all villagers to discuss health issuesp
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Country: Zambia

Keywords: Public health communications | Community delivery

 

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