Improvement of health outcomes through the contribution of entrepreneurial theories in Kenyan communities

Mumbo, Hazel Miseda and Korir, Michael Kirwa and Kaseje, Dan Owino and Ochieng, Beverly Marion and Odera, Odhiambo (2012) Improvement of health outcomes through the contribution of entrepreneurial theories in Kenyan communities. Journal of Natural Sciences Research, 2 (5). pp. 68-75. ISSN 2224-3186

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Abstract

Community Health Workers play an important role in the community strategy program in Kenya. They drive the crucial role of broadening access and coverage of health services in remote areas and undertake actions that lead to improved health outcomes. However, a lot of concentration on improvement of health outcome through this cadre of health workers has been purely a human health science issue and the progress of the process has been a bit slow. On the other hand, Community Health Workers potentials have also not been fully utilized due to their low economic status. Studies have shown the importance of having forces pushing the background factors to influence health outcomes. The one possible force is the driver influencing the socio-economic factors. The aim of the study is to inject an entrepreneurial model into the existing health model to drive the socio-economic aspect in the hope of improving the Community Health Workers economic status and the community health outcomes.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Open access journal.
Depositing User: Mr Odhiambo Odera
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2012 05:50
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2013 05:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: community health workers, entrepreneurial theories, health belief model
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150304 Entrepreneurship
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111708 Health and Community Services
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22018

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