Community Health Education

Project Description

Professional Guests

Professional Guests

A doctor, nurse, physical therapist, speech therapist and a special needs teacher, all on one dream team. One week, 2 home visits, 3 training seminars, 4 visits to the special needs children’s home, and dozens of children with more exact diagnoses and therapy plans. The team split up at different times during the week, giving … Continue reading

Change Your Life

Change Your Life

Women in a village not far from Bishkek heard some new information recently.  And that information brought about big changes.  The CDI seminar “Change Your Life” focused on stress management through fitness, stretching, massage, and nutrition,  with additional input regarding anger management, conflict resolution, forgiveness, and inner thought life. Chinara has a houseful of children and grandchildren.  When she … Continue reading

Lives Changing

Lives Changing

In June, CDI Bishkek’s Women’s Community Health Education team completed their first set of seven health lessons in a village one hour outside of Bishkek. This weekly training set covered topics such as healthy pregnancy, pregnancy nutrition, menopause, and other women’s health issues. While the physical health lessons were helpful, most of the participants found … Continue reading

Everybody Gains!

Everybody Gains!

In April of 2016 the CDI Bishkek office started up our women’s community health education project. We were able to hire two trainers. One of our trainers is experienced, having come from our Jalalabad office, but our other trainer was hired brand new with no previous experience. She is a very sweet lady, but very … Continue reading

Celebrating Health

Celebrating Health

The Home Health course provided by the Jalal-abad office of CDI in the village of Arkalyk recently wrapped up with a big celebration.  Office director Ron Manila attended the celebration.  The event began with participants and trainers seated around a traditional Kyrgyz dasturkan, or tablecloth, covered with salads, breads, and sweet.  CDI staff invited the participants to … Continue reading

Test Day Jitters

Test Day Jitters

Fatima was less nervous the second time. She wasn’t thrilled that she had to do an oral exam after every four lessons on the home health course. But that was a requirement to complete the course and get the book Where There is No Doctor, in her own language—not Russian! She really wanted that book, … Continue reading

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Community Health Education Project Description

What is good health? Usually we think of physical symptoms, but being healthy also includes the social, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of life. We want to see people living in wholeness in each of these areas.

In our communities people often don’t take care of themselves until they get sick. They then face expensive medical bills, miss school or work, all of which cause stress to the whole family. Often good medical care is not available or difficult to access for people living in rural areas.

We believe that preventative health teaching can alleviate many of these problems before they even start. We help families and individuals learn how to take simple steps to prevent illness through Health Education Lessons in homes and schools, providing printed resources in local languages and building sanitary toilets.