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HEALTH PROMOTION

The main objective of health promotion program is to achieve behavioral changes of the people through educational activities, for the purpose of improving the health status of individuals, families and the community through their own actions and effortsThe specific objective are to generate interest among the community regarding the importance of good health. To create awareness among the community on how to improve their health status and take steps to prevent diseases. And to make the community aware of the availability of health services and facilities so that they can utilize them fully and correctly.

To achieve the above objectives, the following strategies are adopted; integrating health promotion activities component into all the health program of the Sarawak State Health Department.Conducting training in health promotion for health staff and staff of health-related agencies so that they can disseminate health information accurately and more effectively to the various target groups.Utilizing the mass media as a channel to support the dissemination of health information to the general public.Producing and distributing health education materials to support health promotion activities carried out by health staff.Carrying out research activities related to health education for the purpose of evaluating and improving relevant healthy program.Improving monitoring, recording and reporting system of health education program.Various health promotion activities are currently implemented at the state and divisional level are Healthy Lifestyle Campaign, Health Camp, Health Quiz Competition for Secondary School Student, Young Doctor Program, PROSTAR (Healthy Youth Without AIDS), Dengue Prevention Through COMBI (Communication Behavioral Impact) and Say No To Smoking Campaign (Kempen Tak Nak). 

The Health Education Program in the Sarawak State Health Department is under the charge of a Senior Health Education Officer (S48) assisted by two Health Education Officer (S44).  There is one Health Education Officer (HEO)  each for Kuching (S44), Samarahan (S41), Sri Aman (S41), Sarikei (S41), Sibu (S41), Miri (S41), and Limbang Division (S41) as well as for Sibu Hospital (S41), Miri Hospital (S41) and Sarawak General Hospital (S48) .

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