ERIC Number: ED331611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Education and Primary Health Care. UNESCO-UNICEF Co-operative Programme Digest No. 17.
This digest concentrates on UNICEF's program priorities and summarizes the contents of the first 17 issues of its series on education and primary health care (PHC). Chapter I offers an introduction to PHC. Chapter II describes UNICEF's child health revolution, focusing on the direct and immediate interventions of growth monitoring, oral rehydration therapy, breast-feeding, and expanded immunization. Chapter III takes up the central topic of education for PHC. Chapter IV describes nonformal education for PHC in terms of planning strategies, strategies of implementation, and illustrative and innovative approaches. Subsections concern: (1) an illustrative approach to nonformal education for the purpose of reducing infant mortality; (2) creation and communication of suitable messages; (3) innovative approaches; (4) the process of evolving specific programs of action; and (5) the use of the mass media in nonformal education. Chapter V focuses on formal education for PHC, offering suggestions for the promotion and organization of school health education programs in the context of PHC. An appendix includes lists of topics in health education that are appropriate for presentation in primary schools and teacher training courses. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund, Paris (France).; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa.