Emphasis on Community Participation

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Hosted by the CORE Group

Using examples from three recently evaluated Child Survival projects in Cambodia, Mozambique and Benin, and recently published literature, Paul Freeman discussed the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and costs of community participation towards advocating that an emphasis on community engagement should be an essential part of all community level Child Survival programs.  In Cambodia, child and maternal nutrition (including the Hearth Approach) and other integrated MCH activities were the focus while in Mozambique, an integrated project was implemented in which Community Health Councils had a key role. In Benin, the project focused on iCCM with community participation contributing to success. The presentation was not an exhaustive presentation of all aspects of these projects- or community engagement approaches in general- it is recognized by many of us that such approaches as Care Groups are successful- but rather presented information relevant to the proposed question to stimulate ongoing change.


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