RRA Notes 16: Applications for Health

Journal (whole)
, 115 pages
PDF (4.24 MB)
Published: July 1992
Participatory Learning and Action
ISBN: 9781843692591
Product code:6085IIED

This issue of RRA Notes resulted from a workshop on PRA techniques in relation to health, held at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). It includes:

An overview of rapid appraisal for health.

A review of PRA with specific reference to its potential for the India Family Planning, Health and Nutrition Programmes.

A paper looking at qualitative methods for assessing the acceptability of immunisation in Somalia.

A paper on using PRA in communities with high unemployment in Staveley, North Derbyshire

A report on UNICEF's 1990 Bamako Initiative, which attempts to institutionalise the collection and analysis of health information by communities

A report on a workshop on PRA for planning health projects in Tamil Nadu, Southern India.

A paper on how PRA in Ambari village, Meghalaya, India, used a variety of tools to communicate about illness.

A report on a five day PRA exercise and training session by ActionAid.

A brief report on a PRA exercise on alcoholism conducted at Mecluskigang, India.

A slide presentation on the use of PRA in family planning in Nepal.

A report on how a workshop in India revealed ways PRA methods could be applied to research and programme development for women's reproductive health.

A paper describing body mapping work in southern Zimbabwe designed to bridge local knowledge and western medical explanations of non-indigenous contraception.

A report on a PRA exercise in coastal Guinea focused on methods to highlight food security issues and health problems in a community.

A description RRA training exercise conducted by ActionAid in a Sierra Leone village.

A report on rapid appraisal in squatter communities in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.

A list of potential practical applications of PRA methods to health and nutrition.

This edition concludes with the regular Tips for Trainers and Endnotes sections.

Cite this publication

Lammerink, M. (eds) and Jong, D. (eds) (1992). RRA Notes 16: Applications for Health. .
Available at https://www.iied.org/6085iied