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Targeting Vulnerable Populations

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For such vulnerable populations, only health intervention is not enough. They’re facing diversity and inclusiveness challenges. Basic education is necessary for them. Income generation is also needed. And other inter-sectoral approaches make more sense for them. And sometimes, they’re more effective. Moreover, participatory actions are useful. And these things like inter-sectoral approaches, or participatory actions, they are all mentioned in primary health care. By Alma Ata Declaratrion in 1978. And we should come back to its spirit again. So in summary, population approach is very effective, but we also need vulnerable populations approach in some health promotion interventions. Because we want to overcome diversity and inclusiveness challenges.

Continue from the previous step, Dr. Jimba gives more detailed insights on the vulnerable populations. Instead of the more generalized population approach, intersectoral approaches and participatory actions would benefit them more. As Dr. Jimba sums up this segment on population approach.

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