7.4.3  Organisations

Organisations include formal groups with a defined structure such as associations, clubs, worksites or schools. Organisations can disseminate health messages to their members, provide support for individuals and make policy changes that enable individual change. Examples include institution-based health programmes providing services such as voluntary counselling and health testing, or antenatal and child health services (Figure 7.4). These are often available within workplaces, schools and other institutional settings.

A health worker talking to some women from the community whilst sitting outside the health facility.
Figure 7.4  Health workers can use even informal opportunities where social networks exist to put across their health messages. (Photo: UNICEF Ethiopia/Indrias Getachew)

7.4.2  Social networks

7.4.4  Communities