ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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UTTAR PRADESH- Community Participation in FP Programme- A Report

UTTAR PRADESH Community Participation in FP Programme A Report Abhay Bang COMMUNITY participation is easily the most misunderstood and romanticised concept in the field of primary health care. Active participation can become a reality only when the political structure of society and the socio-cultural milieu are favourable to participation and when the individuals have felt a need or incentive and have free will and the time to participate on particular issues. If the real meaning of community participations is understood and assimilated, we should no longer be talking of community participation in the primary health care or in the family planning programme, but should be speaking instead of these programmes in terms of the priorities, activities and the programmes set by the community. Community participation is not a mere means to achieve family planning targets but is a much higher democratic value and political process. But it is a distant goal, and for the purpose of this evaluation a limited view of community participation for improving FP programme will be taken.

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