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[afro-nets] Lay or community health workers can improve the health of children (15)
- From: "Glen Williams" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 09:17:40 +0100
Nice to read your note about Indonesia's posyandu cadres, and to learn that they are still going strong. I wrote about them for WHO and UNICEF back in the early 1980s. I also researched a film about them for the BBC's Global Report programme. (Come to think of it, that means they've been around for nearly 30 years.) I agree with you that lay health workers should be supported by government services as well as by their communities. It's self-evident really.
I'm still working on the Strategies for Hope project. The 'Stepping Stones' training package (first published in 1995) is still very popular - there are about 15 different language versions now. We've also published 'Stepping Stones PLUS', which includes new chapters and exercises. A lot of our materials in recent years are designed for use churches and faith-based organisations. Our film, 'What can I do?', about the life and work about the HIV-positive Ugandan priest, Gideon Byamugisha, has also been widely distributed and produced in 12 languages.
With warm regards,
PS. You might find our website (www.stratshope.org) interesting.
Strategies for Hope Trust