Improvement of health outcomes through the contribution of entrepreneurial theories in Kenyan communities

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Mumbo, Hazel Miseda, Korir, Michael Kirwa, Kaseje, Dan Owino, Ochieng, Beverly Marion and Odera, Odhiambo. 2012. "Improvement of health outcomes through the contribution of entrepreneurial theories in Kenyan communities." Journal of Natural Sciences Research. 2 (5), pp. 68-75.
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Improvement of health outcomes through the contribution of
entrepreneurial theories in Kenyan communities

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AuthorsMumbo, Hazel Miseda (Author), Korir, Michael Kirwa (Author), Kaseje, Dan Owino (Author), Ochieng, Beverly Marion (Author) and Odera, Odhiambo (Author)
Journal TitleJournal of Natural Sciences Research
Journal Citation2 (5), pp. 68-75
Number of Pages8
Year2012
Place of PublicationNew York, NY. United States
Web Address (URL)http://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/JNSR/issue/view/387
Abstract

Community Health Workers play an important role in the community strategy program in Kenya. They drive the
crucial role of broadening access and coverage of health services in remote areas and undertake actions that lead
to improved health outcomes. However, a lot of concentration on improvement of health outcome through this
cadre of health workers has been purely a human health science issue and the progress of the process has been a
bit slow. On the other hand, Community Health Workers potentials have also not been fully utilized due to their
low economic status. Studies have shown the importance of having forces pushing the background factors to
influence health outcomes. The one possible force is the driver influencing the socio-economic factors. The aim
of the study is to inject an entrepreneurial model into the existing health model to drive the socio-economic
aspect in the hope of improving the Community Health Workers economic status and the community health
outcomes.

Keywordscommunity health workers, entrepreneurial theories, health belief model
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350704. Entrepreneurship
420305. Health and community services
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Byline AffiliationsGreat Lakes University of Kisumu, Kenya
Moi University, Kenya
School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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