An Examination of the Effect of Community Health Education on the Behaviour of People (Case Study of Selected Rural Communities in Central Region of Ghana)

An Examination of the Effect of Community Health Education on the Behaviour of People (Case Study of Selected Rural Communities in Central Region of Ghana) CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Rural health improvement is an important area of focus by the government of Ghana in the bid to reduce poverty. This is because ill health, malnutrition and a high birth rate are often reasons for poverty in households. However, poverty itself is also a cause of ill health since inadequate financial resources result in poor access to health care, food, water, and sanitation, which are key inputs to good health (Klugman, 2002). According to Klugman (2002), poor countries and poor people suffer from a multiplicity of deprivations that translate into high levels of ill health that far exceed the population average. He adds that it is not...
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