Community health is essential for countries to reach every woman and child with health services and to achieve their national health goals. Community interventions and approaches, including engagement of civil society and communities themselves, are needed to advance equity and achieve primary health care for all.
MCSP supports countries to strengthen, scale and institutionalize community approaches and interventions that prevent child and maternal deaths by:
MCSP helps countries #careforcommunities.
In low-income settings, women’s groups practicing participatory learning and action can improve maternal & newborn survival.
Community health worker programs yield high economic return on investment – up to 10:1.
Community health is supremely important for improving maternal and child health. More lives could be saved through the scale-up and strengthening of interventions at the community level than at hospitals and health centers combined.
— Melanie Morrow, MCSP Community Health & Civils Society Engagement Team Lead