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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 5 Health


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 5 Health Susan Rifkin, Hugh Annett and Pauline Ong Report of Rapid Appraisal trial, subject can be explored and experiences Mbeya, Tanzania can be applied to judge the importance of the information presented. This is a report1 of a rapid appraisal (RA) of · RA is not merely a method for collecting health problems in Mbeya, Tanzania. The data about the health problems of the urban workshop was divided into three phases: poor but, more importantly, a process by which to make a plan of action to improve · introduction to the methodology; the living conditions of the people based on · data collection; and the participation of these urban residents in · formulation of a plan of action. defining their own problems. Fieldwork was carried out in three wards chosen by the municipal medical officer. All The idea of using a planning profile in the three wards were squatter areas. Two were shape of a pyramid as a means of identifying areas of high concentration of population. The important areas for which information needed third was a peri-urban ward in which the main to be collected was presented. Participants source of income was ...

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