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Empowered women from rural areas of Bolivia promote community development
Promot. educ ; 14(2): 83-84, 2007.
Artigo em Inglês | CidSaúde - Cidades saudáveis | ID: cid-56845
Biblioteca responsável: BR67.1
Localização: BR67.1
ABSTRACT
Abstract The United States Agency for Development in Bolivia (USAID/Bolivia) created in 2002 PROSALUD- Partners for Development Project (PfD) with the aim of improving the population's well-being. The project used three components small grant scheme, technical assistance and database system management. Through the small grants scheme, the PfD supported a Community Participation Strategy (CPS) project over a three year period. The project involved the rural areas of six Bolivian departments and suburban areas of three Bolivian cities. The main objective was to increase health service utilization with a particular emphasis on empowerment of women, strengthening of local organizations and increasing the demand for health services. Women from both the urban and rural areas, and from different indigenous groups, were trained in project management, health promotion, reproductive health and family planning, advocacy and community participation. Participatory methodologies have allowed empowering women in decision making and capacity building throughout the entire project process. The experience shows that it is important to work with formally established grass-root community organizations and strengthen leadership within them. Additionally, the sub-projects demonstrated that interventions are more successful when promoters speak and write native languages, women are more motivated and empowered, projects are designed to be responsive to daily necessities identified by the communities and health services are culturally suitable. A preliminary evaluation, in both quantitative and qualitative terms, shows an overall improvement in health knowledge and practice, and utilization of health services. (AU)
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Coleções: Bases de dados temática Base de dados: CidSaúde - Cidades saudáveis Assunto principal: População Rural / Mudança Social / Avaliação de Programas e Projetos de Saúde / Autoeficácia / Promoção da Saúde Tipo de estudo: Estudo de avaliação / Pesquisa qualitativa Limite: Feminino / Humanos País/Região como assunto: América do Sul / Bolívia Idioma: Inglês Revista: Promot. educ Ano de publicação: 2007 Tipo de documento: Artigo
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Coleções: Bases de dados temática Base de dados: CidSaúde - Cidades saudáveis Assunto principal: População Rural / Mudança Social / Avaliação de Programas e Projetos de Saúde / Autoeficácia / Promoção da Saúde Tipo de estudo: Estudo de avaliação / Pesquisa qualitativa Limite: Feminino / Humanos País/Região como assunto: América do Sul / Bolívia Idioma: Inglês Revista: Promot. educ Ano de publicação: 2007 Tipo de documento: Artigo
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