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Setting up Community Health and Development Programmes


  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198806653
  • Year: 2019
  • Pages: 544

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Setting up Community Health and Development Programmes in Low and Middle Income Settings

Fourth Edition

Edited by Ted Lankester and Nathan J. Grills

This title fully covers the theory and practice of community based health care in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) era.
Written in easy-to-read English with step-by-step instructions, it is accessible to health care workers worldwide.
Copiously illustrated, this title is a source of both information and inspiration.
Traditionally, aid and development has been done for communities, causing dependence and side-lining of local leadership. However this book takes a completely different approach which places the community in the centre.
The focus in this book is on collaboration between all relevant parties in both identifying and solving health priorities within a community.
This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC 4.0 International licence.

New to this Edition of Setting up Community Health and Development Programmes in Low and Middle Income Settings:

Firstly, the previous edition was written in the Millennium Development Goals era. This edition however is revised based on the current Sustainable Development Goals.
This edition is a more diverse and comprehensive source as the editors have added information on mental health, non communicable diseases, disability, addictions, home care and the use of ICT.
Increased focus on evidence based research.