Community Healthcare Education

IMG 7607Much of the illness in village communities is preventable and can be attributed to a lack of

healthcare knowledge on basic hygiene, sanitation and nutrition. There are huge benefits

of things like washing your hands, keeping a clean home, and regular body hygiene. In

response, we offer courses to give families the tools they need to prevent common illnesses.


A. Community Healthcare Volunteer Training

Our community healthcare volunteers (CHVs) will first receive training by IHOPE on basic

healthcare lessons with some easy healthcare teaching tools provided.

Once they have received this training, they can then use it to teach their community classes.

Healthcare lessons such as the prevention and treatment of diarrhea,dengue fever and

diabetes, drinking safe and enough water, sanitation and hygiene and clean environment are

                                                                                                  taught incommunities according to the most common health problems they have.

B. Community Healthcare Teaching

Community healthcare volunteers, after receiving training, will continue to conduct basic healthcare training to community people, mostly in accordance with taught

lessons and some other beneficial and creative materials. Generally, this would be done within communities by trained community healthcare volunteers, most of

them are church leaders. After teaching, these CHVs will continue to conduct home visits, follow up, and give advice on better healthcare practices for families.


C. Clean Water

In many parts of rural Cambodia, a source of water is scarce, so as a result, people collect water to use from wherever they can find it. This could be a river, lake,

pond or channel. Water from these places is not clean or safe to use. There is a limited understanding on the benefits of clean water, which is another factor that

often leads to people having health problems. A water filter is very important in providing clean and safe drinking water to families every day. Water filters are

convenient, easy to access, and also can help families save time, money and other resources just by having it, ultimately, families are healthier as a result of them.