Course Details
Course Requirements

Diploma in Community Health Assistant

The community health worker serves as a bridge between the community and the health care, government and social service systems.
The community health worker’s responsibilities may include:
• Helping individuals, families, groups and communities develop their capacity and access to resources, including health insurance, food, housing, quality care and health information
• Facilitating communication and client empowerment in interactions with health care/social service systems
• Helping health care and social service systems become culturally relevant and responsive to their service population
• Helping people understand their health condition(s) and develop strategies to improve their health and well being
• Helping to build understanding and social capital to support healthier behaviours and lifestyle choices
• Delivering health information using culturally appropriate terms and concepts
• Linking people to health care/social service resources
• Providing informal counseling, support and follow-up
• Advocating for local health needs
• Providing health services, such as monitoring blood pressure and providing first aid
• Making home visits to chronically ill patients, pregnant women and nursing mothers, individuals at high risk of health problems and the elderly
• Translating and interpreting for clients and health care/social service providers Career opportunities
o County Governments hospitals
o Government health parastatals
o Private hospitals
o Community health services
o NGOs

Course Duration: 2 Years

Semister Duration: 4 Academic Semesters

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Qualifications For the Course

  • KCSE mean grade C minus