14th World Congress on Public Health

In by Marc Pitre

Kolkata, India
February 11 – 15, 2015

Karen LeBan, CORE Group Executive Director, and Judy Lewis, CORE Group Board of Directors Chair presented on “Innovative Approaches to Achieve Primary Health Care Outcomes” at the 14th World Congress on Public Health.

The Congress was jointly hosted by the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) and the Indian Public Health Association (IPHA). The Congress focused on “Healthy People – Healthy Environment” and brought together thousands of participants from  over 100 countries across a wide range of public health disciplines.  The Congress resulted in a declaration to “take urgent action to mitigate environmental conditions that are contributing to the deaths and diseases of millions of inhabitants of our small planet.”

The community health panel addressed effective methodologies for improving equity, achieving primary health care coverage and increasing civil society engagement and accountability—all of which are required for sustainable development. In addition to Karen and Judy, panelists included Tom Davis of Feed the Children, Janine Schooley of PCI Global, and Dennis Cherian of World Vision.

Presentations:

Introduction to CORE Group

Global Reference Guide for Community Health Worker Programs at Scale

Combining Economic and Social Empowerment for Family Health Impact: The Parivartan Experience

Citizen Voice and Action: World Vision’s Approach to Social Accountability

Reducing Malnutrition and Child Deaths Using Care Groups

Reducing Malnutrition and Child Deaths Using Care Groups – Narrated Presentation

Resources

Care Groups I: An Emerging Innovative Community-based Delivery Strategy for Improving Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health in High-mortality, Resource-constrained Settings

Care Groups II: A Summary of the Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health and Nutrition Outcomes Achieved in High-Mortality, Resource-Constrained Settings

Care Groups: A Training Guide for Program Design and Implementation