Chapter 15: Health promotion and community participation

This chapter of the book presents guidance for managing disaster caused emergencies related to communicating participation, health promotion, health education, and hygiene promotion. The chapter addresses hygiene promotion and community participation in difference stages of the disaster management cycle. The chapter also provides guidance on community participation with respect to the opportunities and needs for community participation, hygiene promotion principles of community participation, obstacles to community participation, and techniques to overcome obstacles and reaching the community as well as community organization in rural and urban areas. Hygiene promotion and hygiene education are also address by address the perception of risk and awareness raising, the need for hygiene promotion in emergencies, steps to setting up a programme for hygiene promotion, participatory approaches to hygiene promotion, environmentally health messages in emergencies as well as communication methods.

WHO (2002): Chapter 15: Health promotion and community participation. In: WISNER, B. ; ADAMS, J. ; (2002): Environmental Health in Emergencies and Disasters. A Practical Guide. Geneva: . URL [Accessed: 12.12.2016]