Health education and prevention

health agents

By the end of 2014, we plan to revamp our health education and disease prevention program, which was suspended in September 2013. We will conduct health education sessions at the community centers, group sessions for specific conditions (Diabetes, Hypertension, etc.), as well as community forums and health fair. We will recruit health agents to conduct needs assessment in our area of intervention, identify the health and economic needs, educate and encourage people to access preventive services, such as vaccination, prenatal care, and health maintenance for chronic diseases.

The health agents will also identify pregnant women, newborns, infants with high risk of malnutrition to help them obtain proper care, vaccination, food assistance, etc. They will also identify people with certain conditions such as HIV, Tuberculosis, and Malaria to help them access available services.