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

Mbah, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-4199-0819, Bang, H., Ndi, H. and Ndzo, J., 2021. Community health education for health crisis management: the case of COVID-19 in Cameroon. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. ISSN 0272-684X

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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.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Quarterly of Community Health Education
Creators: Mbah, M., Bang, H., Ndi, H. and Ndzo, J.
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Date: 15 July 2021
ISSN: 0272-684X
Identifiers:
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10.1177/0272684X211031106DOI
1447350Other
Rights: Reuse is restricted to non-commercial and no derivative uses.
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Institute of Education
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 22 Jun 2021 10:12
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2021 14:44
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/43144

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