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Supporting National Community Health Worker Programs_Dey

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Supporting National Community Health Worker Programs_Dey

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Supporting National Community Health Worker Programs_Dey

  1. 1. Global Health Practitioner Conference Alexandria Rina Dey BCC Advisor CORE Group Polio Project India
  2. 2. CORE Group - India Working towards strengthening National Community Health Worker programs
  3. 3. Two level of health worker Volunteer/ Mobilizers Paid by NGOs Conducts social mobilization activities Govt. Health Workers Paid by Govt. Conducts social mobilization activities + provides services
  4. 4. CORE volunteer/mobilizers are frontline workers who are from same community skilled, knowledgeable and have close understanding of the community they serve. Work closely with government frontline workers such as ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist), AWW (Anganwadi Worker) and ANM (Auxiliary Nurse Midwife).
  5. 5. Shared Goal • Increases accountability • Clarity on roles and responsibilities • Supports in measuring progress • Motivates to work better • Connects with people Shared Goal
  6. 6. Support in strengthening systems CORE volunteers mobilizers at various levels build individual and community capacity by increasing and transferring knowledge and skills through a range of activities.
  7. 7. Supporting through… • Reaching the UNREACHED • Capacity building of caregivers and caretakers • Knowledge & skill transfer
  8. 8. Reaching the UNREACHED 1. Mapping of uncovered/unreached areas 2. Providing support in listing of target audience 3. Timely support in up-dation of micro-plans at village level
  9. 9. Focus on skill building of communicators Shift from instructive to negotiation approach
  10. 10. Capacity building of caregivers & caretakers 1. Capacity building of volunteers/mobilizers on communication skills and materials usage. 2. Data sharing
  11. 11. Knowledge & skill transfer • Tapping opportunities: building capacities of Govt. front line workers through their regular capacity building program • Coordination meetings: understanding and complementing roles & responsibilities
  12. 12. • Working together: Data sharing at various levels to accelerate services & decision making • Conducting community and mother meetings together • Encouraging mothers to lead session in mother meetings • Feedback: Monitoring and timely feedback to program managers
  13. 13. Working with more than 4500 govt. frontline workers (NGO volunteers + Govt. health workers)
  14. 14. Working together works! To sum up… • Identifying gaps • Recognizing and complementing each others capacity • Taking timely action To sum up… • Identifying gaps • Recognizing and complementing each others capacity • Taking timely action

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