The Community Health Community of Practice is trying to play a key role to build to the global knowledge about health system preparedness to manage COVID-19 pandemic. After a stimulating discussion in the last webinar and sharing of experience from 160 participants, it was clear that without engaging with community networks and groups along with a muti-sectoral approach, mere clinical approach could not go a long way in managing the pandemic.
Please read the brief that highlighted how community engagement can be used for COVID-19 prevention and control.
As countries are at different levels of managing the pandemic, it would be useful to gather information in a systematic way how countries are innovating and involving the community networks to support their health care workers. The findings will help to understand variation across countries, the gaps that exists and how community engagement can be further strengthened as part of health system delivery in context of health emergencies, The findings represented with info-graphics, briefs, will add to policy guidance and will be widely shared among countries’ program managers and policy makers for learning and adoption of some of the innovative practices.
CH- CoP is hosting a consultation where all who are interested are invited to contribute to this global survey.
You can access the survey and a brief guidance note here.
You will be requested to respond to the survey, development of case studies and policy briefs.
The consultation will be open up to July 15th 2020.
This consultation process is targeted to program managers, policy makers, community health advocates and civil society groups to inform how at country level community engagement strategies have been implemented as part of COVID-19 pandemic response
We thank all who will participate and every contribution is significant and vital for health system resilience to fight the pandemic.