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Community-based health programmes: role perceptions and experiences of female peer facilitators in Mumbai's urban slums

Alcock, GA; More, NS; Patil, S; Porel, M; Vaidya, L; Osrin, D; (2009) Community-based health programmes: role perceptions and experiences of female peer facilitators in Mumbai's urban slums. HEALTH EDUC RES , 24 (6) 957 - 966. 10.1093/her/cyp038. Gold open access

Abstract

Community-based initiatives have become a popular approach to addressing the health needs of underserved populations, in both low- and higher-income countries. This article presents findings from a study of female peer facilitators involved in a community-based maternal and newborn health intervention in urban slum areas of Mumbai. Using qualitative methods we explore their role perceptions and experiences. Our findings focus on how the facilitators understand and enact their role in the community setting, how they negotiate relationships and health issues with peer groups, and the influence of credibility. We contextualize this within broader conceptualizations of peer-led health interventions and offer recommendations for similar community-based health initiatives.

Type: Article
Title: Community-based health programmes: role perceptions and experiences of female peer facilitators in Mumbai's urban slums
Open access status: An open access publication
DOI: 10.1093/her/cyp038
Publisher version: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/ articles/PMC27779...
Keywords: RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL, HIV PREVENTION, GAY MEN, EDUCATION, WORKERS, LONDON, CARE, TRANSCRIPTION, IDENTITY, SERVICES
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/152509
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