Population, Health and Environment (PHE) Community-based Distribution and Peer Education System: A Guide for Training PHE Community-based Distributors
This training guide was developed for use in courses to train population, health and environment (PHE) Community-based Distributors (CBDs) who work on integrated PHE activities. A PHE CBD is a Ministry of Health (MOH) community volunteer, local storeowner, storekeeper, accredited drug dispensary, community village worker, or a member of a people’s organization (PO) or a cooperative, etc. that/who is trained to provide information on PHE, family planning (FP) methods, and the stocking and sales of FP commodities.This training guide should be used to train new PHE CBDs over the suggested two-day period. It contains 12 modules covering basic topics that PHE CBDs need to know to discuss basic ecology, PHE linkages, and reproductive health/family planning with community members within a PHE context. The modules include the latest in international FP norms and guidance on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).This Guide is based on the BALANCED Project publication, Population, Health and Environment (PHE) Community-based Distribution and Peer Education System: Train-the-Trainer Guide for Training PHE Community-based Distributors and PHE Adult Peer Educators, which is geared for training master trainers who will, in turn, train PHE adult peer educators and PHE CBDs. This PHE CBD Training Guide is only for training new PHE CBDs.