VILLAGE HEALTH VOLUNTEERS’ EXCELLENT AWARD WORK IN
COMMUNITY HEALTH MANAGEMENT



TITLE : Service Development of Community’s Primary Health Care Center at Baan Thaworn Samakki, Tambon Nong Muang, Kok Sung District, Sra Kaew Province

CATEGORIES : A Service of Community’s Primary Health Care Center         YEAR : 2014

AUTHOR(S) : MRS.NAPAPORN BHUMIRETSUNTHORN

ADDRESS : Baan Thaworn Samakki, Tambon Nong Muang, Kok Sung District, Sra Kaew Province

SUMMARY

Objectives of this VHVs work were to 1) develop a service of community’s primary health care center and 2) operate activities and projects of primary health care, following the framework of community committee, aiming to improve villagers’ health and life quality, at Baan Thaworn Samakki, Tambon Nong Muang, Kok Sung district, Sra Kaew province, between 2009 and 2014. It was shown that the community’s primary health care center, had been consolidated with marketing demonstration center and community saving group, enabling its health care service to villagers daily, under VHV responsibility in charge. The center had been also used as knowledge transferring purpose, and arranging other community’s meetings. Various PHC projects and activities such as village of changing health behaviors to decrease risk in cancer /hypertention /coronary heart disease (2009), Nong Sung network of average waist (2011), formation of elder club (2010), to be number one club (2012), prototype school of community innovation (2013), and VHV guaranteed shops (2011), had been carried out successfully. An innovation of Tambon health fund (2010), and an innovation of saved foods (2011), were approved to be useful for their implementation. In conclusion, the 5-year development’s work offered villagers’ opportunity to upgrade their health and life quality.

SITUATION AND SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PROBLEM

Baan Thaworn Samakki, Tambon Nong Muang, Kok Sung district, Sra Kaew province, is an average community size, established in 1999. Community’s primary health care center was also founded to provide health care service to villagers. Service efficiency of the center had long been problematic such as insufficient budget for hold house drugs, inappropriate building, ineffective administration, and travelling struggle to Kok Sung district hospital. This inspired the author as VHV responsibility, to develop its service by integrating its administration with marketing demonstration center and community saving group. The out-come of more effective service to villagers, had been purposed.

FRAMEWORK(S) /SCOPE

To develop a service of community’s primary health care center and operate PHC activities and projects, aiming to improve villagers’ health and life quality, at Baan Thaworn Samakki, Tambon Nong Muang, Kok Sung district, Sra Kaew province, between 2009 and 2014.

OBJECTIVE(S)

To develop a service of community’s primary health care center and carry out PHC activities and projects, aiming to improve villagers’ health and life quality, at Baan Thaworn Samakki, Tambon Nong Muang, Kok Sung district, Sra Kaew province.

PROCEDURE

Planning Planning was achieved following community committee, in collaboration with Tambon Nong Muang health promoting hospital, Tambon Nong Muang legislative authority, sub-district headman, village headmen, and VHVs teams.


Action ; The author displayed herself as a projects’ organizer, and a key leader to drive projects and activities.

ASSESSMENT

Effective service out-puts from the community’s primary health care center, as well as useful out-comes to villagers of other projects and activities, were used to be assessed.

Out-Puts
• The community’s primary health care center Baan Thaworn Samakki, had been consolidated with marketing demonstration center and community saving group, enabling its health care service to villagers daily, in which VHV had to take-in-charge every day. The center had also been used as knowledge transferring purpose, and arranging other community’s meetings.
• Several PHC projects and activities such as village of changing health behaviors to decrease risk in cancer /hypertention /coronary heart disease (2009), Nong Sung network of average waist (2011), formation of elder club (2010), to be number one club (2012), prototype school of community innovation (2013), and VHV guaranteed shops (2011), had been carried out successfully during these 5-year works.
• An innovation of Tambon health fund (2010), was approved to be useful for its administrative approach. While an innovation of saved foods (2011), was shown to be useful for its approach in consumer protection in health.

Out-Comes
It is certainly to conclude that this 5-year development’s work offered villagers’ opportunity to upgrade their health and life quality, via effective health care service from the community’s primary health care center, and other PHC projects and activities achieved.

FACTORS EFFECTING ITS SUCCESSFULNESS

Author : MRS. NAPAPORN BHUMIRETSUNTHORN, deserved himself as a village health volunteer since 1996.

Mentor team : Academic supports and advisory action from health officers of Tambon Nong Muang health promoting hospital, and Tambon Nong Muang legislative authority.

Working team : Strength and unity of village health volunteers (VHVs) teams.

AUTHOR’S RESUME

MRS. NAPAPORN BHUMIRETSUNTHORN; Age 43 years, Duration to deserve as VHV : 17 years, Education : Mattayom 6.