The Certificate in Community Health Assistant course consists of competencies that a person must achieve to enable him/her to effectively discharge community health works and contributes towards meeting health needs and requirements.
This programme offers skills and training designed to address the prevention of disease, the prolonging of life, and the promotion of health through practical and theoretical learning.
The course gives learners an overview of the role of behavioral sciences in understanding and addressing public health problems and effectively prepares the students to satisfy the health demands of the community through pre-requisite practical training to better grasp various methods and approaches used in the discipline.
The Community Health Services function entails: sensitizing communities for the uptake of quality health services; managing common ailments and minor injuries at the community level; tracing defaulters to ensure compliance with health interventions such as immunization, tuberculosis treatment, malaria control, antiretrovirals, malnutrition, antenatal care; conducting community health diagnosis and recommending suitable interventions; referring health cases to appropriate health facilities; and coordinating community health activities, workers and committees.
Further, the functions entail monitoring, evaluating, and preparing community health reports; facilitating planning activities at the community level; mobilizing the community and other stakeholders; advocating and mobilizing resources for community health activities; and facilitating, training, and developing community health volunteers/workers and members of community health committees.
- Community health specialists
- Health educators
- Environmental specialist
- Medical and health services manager
- Community Health Assistant
- Ability to identify qualitative and quantitative methods to conduct community health assessment.
- Students will gain practical experience relevant to their field of study.
- Acquire an in-depth understanding of the state of science in health behavior.
- To assess and apply strategies for individual and community health promotion.