|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
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
· Occupational therapy
· Psychiatric Services
· Screening and surveillance
· Domestic violence
· Environmental Health
water and food quality control
· Geriatric and disable care
· Maternal and Child Health
· Dental Care
· School Health Preventative
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.
· Child guidance and
· Asthma recognition and
· School health programs
· Dental health programs
· Nutrition and counseling
Train community health staff to administer pediatric basic life support care