IDRC / Andrew Esiebo
To create demand for better access and quality healthcare and ensure sustainable change, it is important to involve various groups in the community as part of this effort.
These include women; men; families; youth; community, religious, traditional and opinion leaders; healthcare providers; government representatives and civil society groups. Together, they can help identify problems, set priorities and implement locally relevant solutions. Some IMCHA projects explored community interventions for women to access and use health services. Ultimately, the result is better health for women and children.
- Video: Community engagement to improve maternal and child health
- Research in action stories
- Making the links in Canada and Africa event series: Community engagement to improve maternal and child health