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Community participation & their concepts about decentralization of health programs, in Shendi locality-River Nile State, Sudan

Community participation & their concepts about decentralization of health programs, in Shendi locality-River Nile State, Sudan

Suleiman Elkamil Ahmed Hamid*; Abdel Ghaffar Ali Adam*

 * Public Health, department of  health education, faculty of public health, Shendi university, Sudan – E.mail: slmanlma@hotmail.com – Mobile: 0122006418

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Abstract

This observational cross-sectional study was carried out in Shendi locality-River Nile State, Sudan. A sample of 653 individuals of  different classes from the community, health managers, and health workers in facilities of primary health care (PHC) in the locality were selected to asses the community participation and to know their concepts about decentralization of health programs. The sample was selected using stratified sampling, then random simple sampling was used for each class. Structured questionnaires, & focus groups discussion, were used for collection of the data.  (27.3%) of the community participated in health programs. In addition, there is statistical significant association between community participation in health programs and the age of the users of the health facilities. (23.3%) of the community participation is in the planning. Most of the community leaders define decentralization as delegation & distribution of responsibilities. (33.3%) of the health managers define decentralization in health system as delegation of authority. The current study shows that there is partial community participation in health programs. Health managers have to encourage this participation to be holistic and establish health programs on scientific way according to the community needs.

Keywords: Community Participation, Concepts, Decentralization, Health Programs

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