What is it about?
Child Health, Injury Prevention and community mobilisation: The proportion of children suffering from injuries is increasing with the decline in tradition childhood illnesses i.e. diarrhoea, lower respiratory infection and vaccine preventable diseases. We worked with 9 local mothers' groups each led by one female community health volunteer. The concept of childhood injuries was introduced in their regular monthly meetings.
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Why is it important?
We were successful in highlighting the hidden problem of child injuries, which used to be more like a neglected issue before. We collaborated with these community groups and discussed for 6 months (1 meeting each month) on what are potential hazards around home and wider environment? and how these can be addressed? We generated very useful products; including mothers group facilitation guide and reading materials for parents.
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This page is a summary of: 181 Developing educational package on child injury prevention mobilising womens’ groups in rural nepal, Injury Prevention, September 2016, BMJ,
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