One approach to providing primary health care in developing countries is to implement programs which rely on minimally trained primary health workers (PHWs).
Originally, such programs were primarily designed for rural areas with intact social structures-where a community-based PHW could easily establish a link between the community and the conventional health services (delivery programs).
However, faced with increasing migration of the rural population to urban centers in developing countries, the present need for elementary health care in urban slums raises the question of whether PHWs can also provide health assistance to the population there.
Mots-clés Pascal : Agent santé, Service santé, Programme sanitaire, Soin santé primaire, Milieu rural, Milieu urbain, Politique sanitaire, Pauvreté, Accessibilité, Système santé, Brésil, Amérique du Sud, Amérique, Nord est
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health worker, Health service, Sanitary program, Primary health care, Rural environment, Urban environment, Health policy, Poverty, Accessibility, Health system, Brazil, South America, America, Northeast
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Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.