254090 Building Community Competence

Monday, October 31, 2011: 3:10 PM

Workneh Kassie, BSc, MPH , Ethiopian Public Health Association, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Community participation in different forms has a long history in Ethiopia. It was resonated after the Alma Ata Declaration of Health for All by the Year 2000 was adopted. Building community competence although crucial, it commenced some 3-4 years back. But some short comings experienced in the process.

Learning Areas:
Program planning
Provision of health care to the public

Learning Objectives:
Describe the experiences, challenges, and measures to increase community participation in Ethiopia.

Keywords: Community Participation, Community Involvement

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: 1) I have the required qualification BSc and Masters degree both in public health 2) I have been in the health system for over three decades and participated in short term and long term health development strategy of Ethiopia and in their annual and mid term reviews 3) I have been and am still a proponent of primary health care c/o community participation 4) I have written many papers on primary health care and community participation
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.