Reaching underserved populations with health services is critical to achieving global and national reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) goals. But how can we be sure that high-quality health services are meeting the needs of the poorest and most marginalized communities?
MCSP helps countries to design, implement and monitor equitable health programs to narrow the gaps in health access, coverage and outcomes between advantaged and disadvantaged groups. We help countries to choose and incorporate interventions that promote equity for all, monitor outcomes using feasible and valid measurements, and adjust programs based on these findings.
Pro-equity interventions target the poor and marginalized to ensure their health care needs are met.
Community health workers, task shifting, and inclusion of the private sector all improve health equity.
Health equity means that everyone has an equal opportunity to improve their health and access the services they need in ways that don’t discriminate based on wealth, or where one lives, or how one identifies in terms of gender, ethnic group or disability.
— Maria Francisco, MCSP Health Systems & Equity Team Lead