Advancing Primary Health Care at the Community Level: Integration, Quality, & Accountability

Advancing Primary Health Care at the Community Level: Integration, Quality, & Accountability

HRH2030 provides strategic thought leadership, communication, and implementation support to strengthen community health worker (CHW) programs and promote more integrated health workforce development.

On November 21, 2019, HRH2030 took part in a full-day side meeting at the 2nd International Symposium on Community Health Workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh. HRH2030 provided technical coordination for the event, working alongside the Community Health Impact Coalition (CHIC) and in consultation with USAID, WHO, UNICEF, BMGF and selected partners (Last Mile Health, Population Council, and USAID Maternal and Child Survival Program). The session mobilized and harnessed the leadership of 11 country delegations (from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Kenya, Liberia, Nepal, Pakistan, and Uganda) and included USAID missions, Ministry of Health representatives, implementing partners, community health investors and other key stakeholders, as well as global collaborators and selected flagship partners at a critical juncture in promoting cross-country exchange.

The session highlighted key achievements of the Integrating Community Health Collaboration portfolio (between 2016-2019); the CHW Symposium in Dhaka, including the launch of a new CHW strategy; the roll-out of WHO CHW guidelines and recent dissemination of state-of-the-art technical tools to support equity-focused institutionalization of community health; and collaborative platforms and processes that continue to engage and support countries, funders, and partners such as the Community Health Roadmap (launched September 2019) and the Institutionalizing Community Health Conference (2020).

Associated Content:

CHW Symposium Side Meeting Agenda

A Vision for Professionalizing Community Health Workers to Strengthen Health Systems

USAID Global Flagship Convenings on CHW-Focused Investments

WHO Community Health Worker Guideline Recommendations Using HRH2030’s Life Cycle Approach

Brochure: Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs

(Coming soon: Flagship CHW Resource page)

Country: Global

Resource Type: Other, Presentations

Topics: Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs, Leadership and Governance