PRIMARY HEALTH CARE SCHOOL
To love God and one another…the two greatest commandments. Learn practical health care skills to love and serve those in desperate need.
Get trained and equipped to meet the single greatest need in the world today – Primary Health Care.
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“16,000 children under the age of five die every day most from diseases that can be prevented and treated and approximately 830 women in the world die daily from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.” (WHO)
To love God, and love one another….the two greatest commandments!
In the Introduction to Primary Health Care School you will learn practical health care skills to love and serve those in desperate need, and in so doing you will demonstrate the love of Jesus, and open up communities to the gospel. Through offering village clinics, and health education we have been invited into remote tribal groups which would otherwise never have accepted a Christian presence. Are you ready for this challenge? Join us on the next IPHC School and become equipped to bless those who desperately need life, both physical and spiritual!
The IPHC School calls those who love the Lord and want to serve in poor, underserved and low access/resource communities in developing countries. You do not need prior health care training or experience but the school is for those who are committed to taking the love of Jesus to those in greatest need, and who are willing to be trained and equipped to do so.
In the Primary Health Care School you learn practical health care and health educations skills that enable you to address and meet the majority of health needs in developing countries. In doing so you will serve people and demonstrate Gods love in the most practical ways and develop your own character while helping the poor and needy.
There is a health care emergency in many parts of the world….people are suffering while most of the rest of the world are oblivious to their plight. We go to these people, and meet their felt needs as best we can, knowing that God loves them and can use us to show His love.
During the 3 month “lecture phase” you will have experienced teachers giving you essential info and practical experience in the following topics:
God’s heart for the poor and needy and holistic health
Fearfully and wonderfully made – The human body: Anatomy and Physiology
Nutrition and its impact on community health, malnutrition, nutritional rehabilitation
Maternal & Child Health, pre- and postnatal care
IMCI (Integrated management of Childhood Illnesses)
Water and Sanitation
Patient assessment and basic curative care (learn how to diagnose and treat common diseases)
Tropical Medicine & International Health topics, Immunization
Simple Health Education (how to effectively teach health care messages)
Essential Drugs (handling and dispensing of pharmaceutical supplies)
How to work with communities (Worldview, and Community resources)
First Aid, emergency and disaster response
Lecture: Jan 3 – Mar 27th 2019 Outreach: Mar 28th – June 28th 2019
Lecture phase: USD $4,800
Completion of a DTS and outreach. Previous healthcare experience or training is not required
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