Social Accountability in Health: Perspectives from Institutional Actors (Webinar)

USAID's flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), UNICEF and CORE Group

May 16, 2019
9:00 AM
Virtual Participation Available

On Thursday, May 16th, 2019, 9:00-10:30am ET, USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), UNICEF, and CORE Group will host a webinar to highlight lessons from past years on the Malawi social accountability implementation experience, and disseminate recent resources in this expanding field. This webinar is intended for program planners and others working in low and middle income countries who are working to incorporate social accountability in their community health strategies.

Webinar Objectives

Disseminate learning from Malawi country experiences with implementing social accountability approaches
Increase understanding of the unique role of donors in promoting social accountability in health and share learning from UNICEF country offices’ social accountability program design experience
Share monitoring and evaluation methods and approaches for social accountability interventions
Highlight relevant resources including a toolkit, case studies, program design guidelines etc., for individuals spearheading efforts in social accountability within their community health strategies

Please email Avani Duggaraju ( with any questions you may have in advance of the webinar. For those unable to join the webinar during the scheduled time, we will record and circulate the presentation and Q&A session.


9:00 – 9:05 Welcome and Presenter Introductions
– Melanie Morrow, USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP)

9:05 – 9:15 A Brief Overview of the Current Landscape of Social Accountability
– Eric Sarriot, Save the Children, CORE Group Systems for Health Working Group

9:15 – 9:35 Promising Social Accountability Approaches to Improve Health in Malawi
– Thumbiko Msisko, CARE Malawi

9:35 – 9:50 The Role of Donors in Promoting Social Accountability in Health
– Pieternella Pieterse, UNICEF

9:50 – 10:05 The Role of Evaluation and Learning to Institutionalize Social Accountability: Lessons from the Literature
– Ligia Paina, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

10:05 – 10:30 Q&A and Closing Remarks
– Eric Sarriot, Save the Children, CORE Group Systems for Health Working Group


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