3.10 Summary

In Study Session 3, you have learned that:

  1. Community mobilisation is a process through which you will be able to work with the community to identify and plan health activities, particularly in relation to children's rights.
  2. Always think of undertaking community mobilisation when the problem affects the whole community and when local resources, as well as larger scale changes, are required to address the problem.
  3. The greatest benefits of community mobilisation are to help the community identify and address its own needs.
  4. In community mobilisation, the first step is to investigate the community problems, then develop an action plan based on the dialogue.
  5. Community participation as part of community mobilisation is critical for success.
  6. Participation enables local people to develop commitment, skills and knowledge, and it enhances the partnership with health workers.
  7. You will need to understand the community well before you start work on mobilisation in the community.

3.9 Role of health worker in community mobilisation

3.11 Self-assessment questions