Presented by: Dr Frank Manase
Religious leaders acknowledged the need for health knowledge on prevention and provision of primary health care for their followers. Active bilateral referrals between health providers and religious leaders were appreciated and the two professions perceived a beneficial partnership. Religious congregations enhanced the community’s access to preventive health services. Also the congregations have unexplored resources if well mobilized can optimize scale up of public and palliative health scale up initiatives.
Religious congregations are essential vehicles to expedite the public health and palliative care practices and It is possible to engage them.