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close this bookAppropriate Community Technology - A Training Manual (Peace Corps; 1982; 685 pages)
View the documentThe Farallones Institute Rural Center
View the documentCHP International, INC.
View the documentPreface
View the documentAcknowledgments
View the documentIntroduction
Open this folder and view contentsPhase I: Introduction to training
Open this folder and view contentsPhase II: Earthen construction and fuel-saving cookstoves
Open this folder and view contentsPhase III: Pedal/treadle power
Open this folder and view contentsPhase IV: Solar water heaters
close this folderPhase V: Solar agricultural dryers
View the documentPhase V Calendar
View the documentSession 1. Introduction to agricultural dryers
View the documentSession 2. Tour of solar dryers
View the documentSession 3. Solar agricultural dryer design procedures and rules of thumb
View the documentSession 4. Two-hour dryer construction
View the documentSession 5. Review of existing solar dryer plans
View the documentSession 6. Smoke testing solar dryers
View the documentSession 7. Introducing new technologies: solar dryers
View the documentSession 8. Design of solar agricultural dryers
View the documentSession 9. Site selection and preparation
View the documentSession 10. Construction of solar agricultural dryers
View the documentSession 11. Issues and methods in development and diffusion of appropriate technology
View the documentSession 12. Natural cooling
View the documentSession 13. Approaches to health systems
View the documentSession 14. Nutritional gardening
View the documentSession 15. Practical drying tips
View the documentSession 16. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
View the documentSession 17. Dryer assessment and modification
View the documentSession 18. Introduction to cost benefit analysis (cba)
View the documentSession 19. Presentation of solar dryers
View the documentSession 20. Introduction to the final phase of the training program
Open this folder and view contentsPhase VI: Concluding the program: The energy fair
Open this folder and view contentsAppendices
 

Session 13. Approaches to health systems

Total time:

2 hours

Objectives:

* To present and discuss various health care concepts and approaches

 

* To develop a list of guidelines for self-help community health systems

 

* To discuss the role of the volunteer in community health efforts

Resources:

Refer to Phase III: Session 13, "Appropriate Technologies for Health"

Materials:

Newsprint and felt-tip pens

Trainer Notes

The presentations made in this session are the result of an assignment given to the participants in Phase III: Session 13, "Appropriate Technologies for Health."

Procedures:

Step 1. (5 minutes)
Present the session objectives and outline the activities.

Step 2. (1 hour, 20 minutes)
Have the participants form their interest groups and give their presentations.

Trainer Notes

* Be sure a timekeeper is appointed, and that the presentations are limited to ten minutes each.

* Encourage questions, comments and discussion after each presentation.

Step 3. (35 minutes)
Have the participants develop a list of guidelines for self-help health programs and for the role of the volunteer in such efforts.

Trainer Notes

Post the suggested guidelines on newsprint. If the group needs assistance, some suggestions are:

* Locally-based and -operated programs
* Integration of local practitioners
* Volunteers as facilitators, not providers

Step 4.
Conclude by having participants discuss ways in which they might apply these guidelines in their work as Peace Corps Volunteers.

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