This exercise works with a
tool called Venn diagrams that is described in more detail in
Module 5 Resources and tools for work with civil society. You
may want to read about it now.
You can do this exercise as
an individual or with a group of people. If you do it as an individual
on paper follow the same steps a group would take.
Identify an important health
problem and a goal that you would want to achieve in it. Then
identify the necessary inputs for this goal. Put these inputs
in a circle in the middle of a flip chart (or page).
Now think of the different
social groups in a community affected by this problem. Draw a
circle for each group. The size of the circle corresponds to
the size of the group and the extent to which they are at risk
from the health problem. (Large circle = big group, high risk;
smallest circle = smallest group, lowest risk). Position the
circles close to or far away from the circle with the inputs
in them, depending on how easily the group can access the inputs
in the circle in the centre.
For example, the simple chart
below outlines the diagram for controlling diarrhoea through
safe water supplies.