Many community based outreach programs in low income countries utilize illiterate women to provide health services.
However, illiteracy may present special problems in immunization or other programs requiring extensive record-keeping and follow-up.
In a trial involving twenty-nine volunteers from urban slum communities in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a community-based referral and record-keeping system for use by semi-literate and illiterate volunteers in immunization outreach activities was evaluated over a thirteen month period.
The women were uniformly, regardless of literacy, able to use the system to effectively refer and follow-up clients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Facteur risque, Enfant, Homme, Prévention, Milieu urbain, Bengla Desh, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Risk factor, Child, Human, Prevention, Urban environment, Bangladesh, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0472926
Code Inist : 002B30A. Création : 199406.