This image depicts a Kenyan Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) resident in the Cohort 9 group, Adam Haji, seen on the left, as he was addressing questions posed by community elders in the northern Kenyan town of Tula Tula. Village elders had concerns about vaccinations for women of child bearing age during the researchers’ maternal and neonatal tetanus campaign in high risk districts in September, 2013.
By strengthening the public health-related knowledge base of a community, the overall effectiveness of the healthcare system is in turn, strengthened as well. When more tools are made available to those that deliver the supportive healthcare to a community, outcomes improve, and the general public’s trust in the system is fostered. In this way, the public’s willingness to voluntarily participate in a community’s healthcare system improves, making the provider-participant relationship stronger, and more efficient.
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