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dc.contributor.advisor Swart, A. Tjale, Lydia Mmapula
dc.contributor.other Matlala, S. F. 2016-05-31T07:44:22Z 2016-05-31T07:44:22Z 2012
dc.description Thesis (MPH. (Health Measurement)) -- Universtity of Limpopo, 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to establish the community’s knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding environmental health services (EHS) in the informal settlement of Hospital Hill. A qualitative, cross-sectional study was conducted using focus group discussions among study participants that satisfied the inclusion criteria. Each focus group discussion had varying duration ranging from one hour to one-and-half hours. The study revealed that there was lack of knowledge about EHS, with participants citing provision of water and sanitation facilities as the various roles that EHPs played. Participants’ attitude towards EHS and EHPs showed marked dissatisfaction due to their inaccessibility and unavailability. The lack of consultation, follow-up and community initiatives fuelled their negative attitudes towards EHS. Culture and beliefs, school dropout, human resources and lack of access to information discouraged the community from using EHS. A number of suggestions were made which revealed the community’s need and desire for EHS provision because environmental health problems were dealt with in different ways and these varied from one household to the other further signifying the need for a uniform approach was needed to deal with environmental health problems. The community of Hospital Hill was found to be experiencing discrimination evidenced by inexistence of EHS and consequent limited knowledge of EHS, negative attitudes and practices regarding EHS. en_US
dc.format.extent xiv, 99 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
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dc.subject Environmental health en_US
dc.subject Health services en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Environmental health en_US
dc.title Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding environmental health services in Hospital Hill, Johannesburg Metropolitan Council, South Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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