A Seminar on the Evaluation of Health Education Programmes was opened at the World Health Organisation's Regional Office in Brazzaville on Wednesday (June 9).
A Seminar on the Evaluation of Health Education Programmes was opened at the World Health Organisation's Regional Office in Brazzaville on Wednesday (June 9). The Seminar will continue until June 17.
Officials in charge of health education in 24 African countries are attending the conference.
During the eight days of the Seminar the officials are to evaluate the impact of health education activities on the way in which communities tackle their health problems.
SYNOPSIS: The Regional Headquarters of the World Health Organisation in Brazzaville, the People Republic of the Congo, is the venue for a special Seminar on health education in Africa. The Seminar was opened on June 9, by the organisation's Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Alfred Quenum.
In his opening address to the Seminar, Dr. Quenum stressed the importance of the Seminar which, he said, could be the starting point for a programme to develop sanitary education in Africa. He called for the adoption of an authentic programme of sanitary education which would take account of what he described as "African realities."
Dr. S.T. Mamuya of Tanzania was elected Chairman of the Seminar, attended by representatives from Cameroun, Central African Republic, Dahomey, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Nigeria, the Peoples Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania Togo, Uganda and Zambia. Dr. P. N'Diaye of Senegal is Vice-Chairman.
The objective of the Seminar is to evaluate the impact of health education activities on the way in which communities tackle their health problems. And to help in their deliberations, Dr. Ademuwagun of Nigeria and Miss Nell KcKeever were elected temporary consultants.
The Seminar which is due to finish on June 17, will provide an opportunity for the participants to exchange ideas and experiences on health education work in Africa.