Reaching Communities for Child Health: Advancing Health Outcomes through Multi-Sectoral Approaches

In by Divina Varghese

CORE Group


The purpose of this paper is to explore how multi-sectoral approaches are used within community based child health and development programs and the evidence-base to support that use. It seeks to answer three questions: 1) how do NGOs define a multi-sectoral platform; 2) how do NGOs implement multi-sectoral platform to achieve better or more sustainable health outcomes; and 3) how can child health programmers work effectively with other sectors to support community-based improvements in child health. This paper represents the results of a literature review, key informant interviews, abstract selection process to identify case studies, and a workshop designed to explore the different issues and approaches.