Community Health Education for Health Crisis Management: The Case of COVID-19 in Cameroon

Authors: Mbah, M., Bang, H., Ndi, H. and Ndzo, J.A.

Journal: International Quarterly of Community Health Education

eISSN: 1541-3519

ISSN: 0272-684X

DOI: 10.1177/0272684X211031106

Abstract:

The current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led Cameroon’s government to implement public health measures aimed at preventing its spread. This paper investigates how community health education on the virus was being carried out, what gaps exist and what further action could be taken. A survey instrument was used to gather data among a total of 179 Cameroonians recruited via opportunistic and snowball sampling methods. According to our findings, gaps exist. These include the need for adequate community health education on COVID-19, maximising multilingualism and indigenous cultural assets and disbanding misconceptions on the pandemic, as well as stigmatisation. The paper culminates by underlining the significance of an integrated approach to confront the pandemic. This approach captures the need to frame but also firm up community health education architecture on COVID-19 that captures inputs from different stakeholders, including indigenous knowledge holders, for collective wellbeing.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/35719/

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Community Health Education for Health Crisis Management: The Case of COVID-19 in Cameroon.

Authors: Mbah, M., Bang, H., Ndi, H. and Ndzo, J.A.

Journal: Int Q Community Health Educ

Pages: 272684X211031106

eISSN: 1541-3519

DOI: 10.1177/0272684X211031106

Abstract:

The current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led Cameroon's government to implement public health measures aimed at preventing its spread. This paper investigates how community health education on the virus was being carried out, what gaps exist and what further action could be taken. A survey instrument was used to gather data among a total of 179 Cameroonians recruited via opportunistic and snowball sampling methods. According to our findings, gaps exist. These include the need for adequate community health education on COVID-19, maximising multilingualism and indigenous cultural assets and disbanding misconceptions on the pandemic, as well as stigmatisation. The paper culminates by underlining the significance of an integrated approach to confront the pandemic. This approach captures the need to frame but also firm up community health education architecture on COVID-19 that captures inputs from different stakeholders, including indigenous knowledge holders, for collective wellbeing.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/35719/

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Community Health Education for Health Crisis Management: The Case of COVID-19 in Cameroon

Authors: Mbah, M., Bang, H., Ndi, H. and Ndzo, J.A.

Journal: INTERNATIONAL QUARTERLY OF COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION

eISSN: 1541-3519

ISSN: 0272-684X

DOI: 10.1177/0272684X211031106

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/35719/

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Community health education for health crisis management: the case of COVID-19 in Cameroon

Authors: Mbah, M., Bang, H., Ndi, H. and Ndzo, J.

Journal: International Quarterly of Community Health Education

Publisher: SAGE

ISSN: 1541-3519

Abstract:

The current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led Cameroon’s government to implement public health measures aimed at preventing its spread. This paper investigates how community health education on the virus was being carried out, what gaps exist and what further action could be taken. A survey instrument was used to gather data among a total of 179 Cameroonians recruited via opportunistic and snowball sampling methods. According to our findings, gaps exist. These include the need for adequate community health education on COVID-19, maximising multilingualism and indigenous cultural assets and disbanding misconceptions on the pandemic, as well as stigmatisation. The paper culminates by underlining the significance of an integrated approach to confront the pandemic. This approach captures the need to frame but also firm up community health education architecture on COVID-19 that captures inputs from different stakeholders, including indigenous knowledge holders, for collective wellbeing.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/35719/

Source: Manual

Community Health Education for Health Crisis Management: The Case of COVID-19 in Cameroon.

Authors: Mbah, M., Bang, H., Ndi, H. and Ndzo, J.A.

Journal: International quarterly of community health education

Pages: 272684X211031106

eISSN: 1541-3519

ISSN: 0272-684X

DOI: 10.1177/0272684x211031106

Abstract:

The current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led Cameroon's government to implement public health measures aimed at preventing its spread. This paper investigates how community health education on the virus was being carried out, what gaps exist and what further action could be taken. A survey instrument was used to gather data among a total of 179 Cameroonians recruited via opportunistic and snowball sampling methods. According to our findings, gaps exist. These include the need for adequate community health education on COVID-19, maximising multilingualism and indigenous cultural assets and disbanding misconceptions on the pandemic, as well as stigmatisation. The paper culminates by underlining the significance of an integrated approach to confront the pandemic. This approach captures the need to frame but also firm up community health education architecture on COVID-19 that captures inputs from different stakeholders, including indigenous knowledge holders, for collective wellbeing.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/35719/

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