CHW Central Webinar - Integrating and scaling mobile community health data systems: Experience from India, Ethiopia and Madagascar


Mobile technologies show great promise in improving community health data, but how do we ensure they are integrated with national HMIS systems and how do we scale them to meet the need?

There Is Much to Learn When You Listen: Citizen Engagement in High- and Low-Income Countries

It is important engage and solicit feedback from citizens when developing the health care policies that will affect them. However, citizen engagement can be difficult to implement in practice – and often more so in low- and middle-income...

Supporting close-to-community providers through a community health system approach: case examples from Ethiopia and Tanzania

This Case Study, published in Human Resources for Health (2015) 13:12, describes how the Community Health System Strengthening model, developed with support from PEPFAR as a strategy to improve community health worker performance, was...

Improving Community Support for Health Extension Workers in Ethiopia

This technical report describes the implementation and results of an improvement collaborative implemented by the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) in Ethiopia to strengthen the performance of community health workers known as...

Improving Health Care: The Results and Legacy of the USAID Health Care Improvement Project

This final report of the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) summarizes the key accomplishments and learning of this seven-year global technical assistance project of the USAID Office of Health Systems. Implemented from 2007-2014,...

Online Course: Childbirth: A Global Perspective

Emory University Event

Emory University is offering a free Coursera course from October 1 through November 19, 2014 on maternal and newborn health in the developing world.   The online course, “Childbirth: A Global Perspective,” is taught by Dr. Lynn Sibley, who was the Principal Investigator on the MaNHEP project, a four-year partnership begun in 2010 to demonstrate a community-oriented model that applied improvement methods to strengthen the delivery of maternal and newborn health care in rural Ethiopia. As detailed further below, Dr. Sibley will discuss applying improvement methods at the community level in Week 5 and present the MaNHEP case in Week 6.

To register, click here.

MaNHEP – Testing changes at the community level

Kim Ethier Stover

Senior Improvement Advisor, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

In previous blog posts I mentioned that when I began working on the Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia Partnership (MaNHEP), I had to shift my thinking from facility-level improvement to the community level.  To begin with, we set up community-level quality improvement teams and trained them. Then, it was time to get to the business of improving care.