COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN THE TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF ENTEROHELMINTHIASIS OR INTESTINAL WORM INFECTIONS IN CHILDREN BELOW FIFTEEN YEARS IN THE NDOP PLAIN OF THE NORTH WEST REGION OF CAMEROON.
Dr. SRRI Martha NTONIFOR
Social science, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon
This paper seeks to investigate the effectiveness of community participation in the promotion, treatment and prevention of enterohelminthiasis in children from zero to fifteen years in the Ndop plain community. Community participation is premedical in the implementation of PHC system as requested in Alma Ata and the Bamako initiate respectively. To gain knowledge of the phenomenon we conducted a study where we used both the qualitative and quantitative methods of research. The data was collected using a questionnaire, observation and in-depth interview techniques. From the facts gathered and analyzed, we noticed that community participation through community representatives in co-management, public participation in health financing, services of community health workers doesnâ€™t correspond to the realities of rural or community life. This explains why enterohelminthiasis in children especially between the ages of 2-15 years is difficultly controlled.
Keywords: Community, Community participation, Enterohelminthiasis, Children below fifteen years
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR)
Published on : 2023-02-16