Workshop on Participatory Rural Appraisal For Planning Health Projects

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This report outlines a four day workshop conducted by the Indian NGO SPEECH in Manavarayanenthal, Tamil Nadu. The primary purpose of the exercise was to introduce 23 NGO participants to PRA principles and to evolve new stategies in planning specific health projects. Training took place through a mixture of lectures and activities, which included social mapping (by mixed groups and women only), health mapping, time lines, historical transects, seasonality diagrams, venn diagrams, disease ranking, focus groups with women on the reproductive cycle and a problem linkage exercise. The report includes feedback on the lessons participants learned and some of the illustrations generated by the village participants.

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This article will be useful for other NGO's, particularly in India, planning short PRA training workshops on PRA and health.
Source publication information
Society for People's Education and Economic Change
SPEECH, 2/96 - A, North Car Street, Tirachuli 626 129, Kamarajar Dt India
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Society for People's Education and Economic Change

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Shelfmark in IDS Resource Centre
D : Health 449
Post date: 01/01/2000 - 00:00