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A people-centred approach to primary health care implementation in Mvumi, Tanzania

A people-centred approach to primary health care implementation in Mvumi, Tanzania

Social Science and Medicine 28(10): 1031-1037

The Mvumi community-based health care programme in Dodoma Region has been attempting to involve communities in promoting their health. It established a dialogue using communication and adult training skills and assisted communities only in those activities which they themselves planned and which they were ready to finance. Such activities included training of community resource persons such as traditional midwives and village health promoters/workers. Within only 4 years substantial output and outcome results could be demonstrated. Many village communities, for example, have assumed responsibility for the village-based nutrition rehabilitation of their severely malnourished children.

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DOI: 10.1016/0277-9536(89)90385-7

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