WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 6
Theprimary health care is an essential health care that is based onscientifically, practical and socially acceptable strategies andtechnology. It is usually made accessible to individuals, as well asfamilies in the society. The public health care plays a very crucialrole towards achieving a healthy society. It can also be defined asan approach to health that is beyond traditional systems of healthcare. It focuses on developing an equitable heath care policies(Crooks& Andrews, 2009).
Onthe first session of Jan, the elders of aboriginal expressed thateducation for their children was a paramount issue and they will nothesitate to fight for the education. It was in a television show.There were problems of entrenching their children as a result of thecontinued absenteeism and also low performances of their children,but they hoped that their children would finish the eleventh andtwelfth years of their academic curriculum. They also expected thattheir children would further their education. There was a need toformulate programs that would ensure that the aboriginal childrenwould improve their participation in school. It may seem like it isnot related to the health issues or the health promotion.Nevertheless it is proven that the education level of a personinfluences the health conditions of that particular person. Becauseof that reason the education of a person is considered to be thedetermining factor to health issues of that person. It can be withthe reference to the program that was screened in the TV referred tothe Menindee technique (Greenhalgh,2007).
Inthe TV show called Jan the elders commented that they do not haveless expectation on their children. It was irrespective of the factthat they resided in a remote area of the country. The people livingin remote areas are often segregated or treated unequally on thematters of accessing quality health care for themselves and alsotheir children. They are also treated unequally on other servicesoffered by the state. However, there are challenges associated withthe rural areas. They are not accessible by doctors as a result ofpoor infrastructure. The health care should be for all irrespectiveof their economic status (McMurray& Clendon, 2011).
Inthe rural areas, there are no adequate resources that can be used toachieve better health care for their children. It also poses achallenge to the health of the children and, as a result, pooracademic performances. The level of technology in the rural areas islow. The use of technology can be effective in promoting the healthof the young generation. Health promotion also needs to be moved tothe rural areas so that the community is educated on the healthy waysthey can live their lives. With the implementation of these factors,the health of the children will improve and in return improving theirperformance in schools (Olise,2007).
Inthe television program there was the explanation that the socialnetwork was focusing in the Menidee School. The collaboration wasvery helpful in achieving the primary health care. The main objectiveas to the collaboration was to make sure that the young children inthese locations access the appropriate medical health. There was aneed for the interventions to ensure that the problems that wererelated to health issues were resolved and health was promoted.Different sectors were required to work together to ensure thatsuccess was achieved. It included sectors like agriculture,education and the housing sector. The purpose of the involvement wasto improve health of the local people in the rural areas (Rout& Rout, 2002).
Theagricultural sector was to play a vital role in providing the localcommunity with resources. The resources were to be used in promotingthe health care for the children. As a result of the improved heathof the children, they would have better performances in school. Theministry of housing was also involved in the program. Better houseswere to be constructed for the local people that ensured they hadbetter living conditions. It would form a convenient environment forthe children contributing to their performance in school. Theministry of education would also be involved in the provision ofeducation to the local community and the children in school (Talbot& Verinder, 2009).
Therewere explanations in the TV program that the government is notentirely involved in the activities of the local people. Thepolicies that are formulated and also implemented by the governmentsdo not suit the people living in the rural areas. The policies are tothe advantage of the people living in the urban areas. Because ofthis negligence of the state, the local people have formulatedstrategies that aim to help them solve their problems. They definedthe local problems and formulated the local solutions to theproblems. This approach can reflect the community support for theirhealth care problems (Crooks& Andrews, 2009).
Inthis approach, the people in the community are used as an asset andused to made decisions for the problems that affect the people ofthat particular area. Their local knowledge is very essential inmaking decisions. The local community’s support is sustainablebecause they have the grass root nature. They also have selfsufficient methods of solving the problem. It is contrary to theinternational assistance that may be rendered to the community. Itwill ensure that there is utilization of the local resources as wellas the international aid rendered to the people of the area (Olise,2007).
Thetelevision program described the cultural exchange that was takingplace between the Menindee Central School and students from otherparts of the globe for example Japan, Sydney, Cambodia and China. Thelearners had the chance of interacting with the students from thesecountries who had different cultures and beliefs. These programs ofcultural exchange trigger the cultural sensitivity development whichforms a very crucial aspect in the primary health care (Greenhalgh,2007).
Healthcare is a paramount issue that needs the participation of everyindividual. The government also needs to take part in ensuring thehealth of every citizen. The performance of children in school isdependent in the health of the child therefore, great concern needsto be taken.
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