Community Based Care
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District Health Teams and Community Based Care

Working group objective:

Develop strategies to improve Community Based Services

Table 2 Community Based Care

Issues Recommendations Strategies
Limited scope of community care services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pending acceptance of National breast feeding policy

 

Poor referral system

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lack of community participation in health care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

No pediatric basic life support program.

Develop primary health advisory services for community

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seek consensus on the national breast feeding policy with the general public

 

 

 

Improve referral system

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Encourage the formation of community health teams which comprises of medical personnel and the community.

 

 

 

 

 

Conduct a comprehensive needs assessment of children in the community.

Upgrade level of community services to encompass:

Rehabilitation

Occupational therapy

Psychiatric Services

Screening and surveillance

Services

Domestic violence /accident

Prevention

Environmental Health – Sanitation,

water and food quality control

Geriatric and disable care

Maternal and Child Health

Dental Care

School Health Preventative Care-

Immunization

 

Ratification of National Breast Feeding Policy in parliament

 

 

 

Discharge form system should be implemented linking the private and public sector

Design an appropriate referral form for use between the community and hospitals and mandate that department managers certify these forms for budget reporting procedures

Use a multi-disciplinary approach in selecting health teams.

Empower community health teams to take responsibility for their health.

 

 

Establish:

Child guidance and development

centers.

Asthma recognition and immediate

care program

School health programs

Dental health programs

Nutrition and counseling programs

Train community health staff to administer pediatric basic life support care

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