According to WHO, health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behaviour towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions.
IPHDC provides a number of services aimed at health promotion of individuals and communities. These services include thematic trainings, advocacy initiatives and research. Below is a list of these services:
- Participatory approaches for research and health education;
- Occupational Safety and Health (OSH);
- WASH programming for schools and communities;
- Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH);
- Maternal and Child Health (MCH);
- Nutritional assessments and management;
- Mainstreaming HIV&AIDS in development programmes.
The courses that we currently offer on public health promotion include:
- Hygiene & Sanitation promotion using PHAST, CLTS and CHAST approaches;
- Hygiene & Sanitation Promotion for Emergency Contexts;
- Sustainable WASH in Schools (WinS);
- Sustainable WASH in Communities (WinC);
- Synergized WASH and Nutrition programming;
- Water Safety Planning for Drinking water supply systems (WSP);
- Behaviour Change Communication for health promotion.