Community and patient involvement in TB care and prevention
Share your experience
The aim of community involvement in TB care and prevention is to foster increasing community ownership of the issues related to a community’s health. Such empowerment indicates that:
- community members are well informed about (health) issues which concern them
- they take active part in addressing those issues
- their behaviours promote healthy lifestyles in the community
Knowing of initiatives undertaken in your setting involving community in TB care will help us understand:
- What you think are promising outcomes of this involvement, and what you think are the main challenges encountered by the community and/or health services?
- How does the model of community involvement in care and/or prevention in your setting promote community ownership and empowerment?
Sharing your experiences will help gather evidence on what approaches have been working best, and why. It might also help other countries who are planning to adopt such approaches. Please send us your story, up to 500 words, and help us promote community empowerment more effectively!
Questions which you might want to use as a guide in submitting your story include:
- In what TB care and prevention activities is community involved in your setting?
- What are the ongoing ACSM (advocacy, communication and social mobilization) activities which support community involvement in your country/setting?
- Have you conducted a KAP (knowledge, attitude, practices) survey or any other baseline research in order to design your intervention?
- Have community representatives been involved right from the planning of the intervention?
- What motivates the community to be involved in this initiative?