Publish Date: April 2017
In March 2017, nearly 400 community health champions from 44 countries gathered in Johannesburg to share global and country specific evidence and lessons. Attendees identified opportunities and challenges — financial and human resources, programmatic, and socio-political — for institutionalizing community health as an integral component of primary health care in order to improve the health of every mother, newborn and child.
Government officials, civil society and private sector leaders, policymakers, sub-national managers and practitioners, researchers, representatives of bilateral and multilateral organizations, and donors outlined 10 critical principles that they recommend countries focus on to accelerate progress in health.
Institutionalizing Community Health: Ten Critical Principles (997 downloads)