Healthy Places, Healthy People

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Njoroge Kamau, Health Advisor of Plan Kenya, Coast has contributed an article on CLTS to the June issue of Health Exchange which focuses on the social determinants of health, what they mean for health workers and how we put this approach into practice. The article describes how Plan Kenya and the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation have used CLTS to successfully address the problems of low sanitation coverage, open defecation and their negative impacts on health. The article gives a good description of how the approach works, as well as its specific application in the Kenyan context.

Read the article Healthy Places, Healthy People or visit the Health Exchange website to see the full issue, including other articles on the role of government in Sri Lanka, an indigenous person’s view of holistic health in Nicaragua, early childhood development projects in Brazil, community action in Sri Lanka. and the work of the World Health Organization’s Commission on the Social Determinants of Health.

Health Exchange is a forum for practitioners and frontline health workers to share experiences and lessons from the field. It is a quarterly on-line and print magazine designed to have a practical focus on important health topics.

Date: 23 July 2009