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    Viet Nam. RHIYA Viet Nam: innovative solutions for a nationwide youth-friendly service.

    Bormann SM

    Adolescence Education Newsletter. 2004 Jun; 7(1):18-19.

    The Adolescent Reproductive Health Toolkit will soon assist local service providers and health educators in putting up youth-friendly service centres in Viet Nam. This pioneering project hopes to cater to the 24 million Vietnamese youth facing serious problems on reproductive health and population education, but lack access to appropriate information and youth-friendly services. Since February 2004, RHIYA in Viet Nam has already implemented innovative initiatives such as street theatres and "condom cafés" to increase the effectiveness of behaviour change communication (BCC) among adolescents and youth. Now on its second phase, the newly established RHIYA Viet Nam is actively working on the completion of the ARH Toolkit, which will be a "how-to" guide for local institutions or organizations that want to establish youth-friendly service centres in the community. Specifically, the Toolkit will outline principles on how to establish, manage, market and monitor programmes that provide youth-friendly reproductive health information, education and counselling, and support clinical services for adolescents and youths in both urban and rural areas of Viet Nam. (excerpt)
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    061161

    Community involvement in health development. An examination of the critical issues.

    Oakley P

    Geneva, Switzerland, World Health Organization, 1989. viii, 73 p.

    Community involvement in health development (CIH), while not a new concept, has only been introduced in recent years as a worthwhile strategy for improving the health systems of developing countries. The author draws upon the conclusions of the June, 1985, WHO inter-regional meeting on the Yugoslavian island of Brioni as the basis of a text exploring the theory, practice, and main issues of CIH. The Brioni conclusions are reviewed and expanded especially for the benefit of health professionals involved or planning to become involved with CIH in their work. Due to limited wide-scale implementation of CIH, information on CIH practice is sparse. Direct references to CIH practice are provided in the text. After reviewing the basis and nature of community involvement and community participation in the context of health development, the text turns to a more lengthy discussion of critical issues in CIH. The community, support mechanisms, education and training, promotion methodology, evaluation, and research are discussed as they relate to the practice of CIH.The community, support mechanisms, education and training, promotion methodology, evaluation, and research are discussed as they relate to the practice of CIH.
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