Learning Exchanges enabled the scale up, replication or improvement of programs in the CHMI network through facilitation of an immersive peer-learning activity.

The CHMI Learning Exchange allowed programs to engage in a strategic learning activity with a pre-defined partner. Successful applicants were awarded a small grant to their organization to engage in a peer-learning trip across geographies, learning from new models and experiences and exploring potential partnerships. CHMI worked in collaboration with ACCESS Health in India on this initiative, and brought organizations together between Fall 2014 and Summer 2015.

Round 1: 2014

  • Afghanistan Community Research and Empowerment Organization for Development (ACREOD) and Operation Asha (India): Implementing Operation Asha’s successful early detection, diagnosis and treatment management model for TB care in Afghanistan, which has one of the highest TB burdens in the world.



  • Lifenet (Burundi) and Health Builders (Rwanda): Understand the utility of health management evaluation techniques, allowing programs to make recommendations that improve operations in health facilities in the region.


  • Organic Health response (OHR) and Kenya Community Media Network (KCOMNET) (Kenya): Promoting financial sustainability of a community-operated radio station by building local capacity and ownership, allowing the radio station to continue disseminating urgent health information to underserved communities. (Photo: Organic Health Response)


  • Salauno (Mexico) and Aravind Eye Care(India): Learning how to expand eye care services by implementing a new marketing plan, adapting Aravind’s quality and patient safety monitoring systems, and refining Salauno’s current business model.

Round 2: 2015

  • Access Afya (Kenya) and Care2Communities (Kenya): Developing marketing pilots to successfully reach bottom of the pyramid patients with primary health care services. (Photo left: Access Afya)


  • iKure Techsoft (India) and Amader Hospital (India): Leveraging technology and on the ground knowledge, allowing iKure to expand community based MNHC services and Amader Hospital to increase operational efficiency.


  • Last Mile Health (Liberia) and Possible Health (Nepal): Redesigning referral services and strengthening community health worker programs in rural settings.


  • Life Circle Senior Services (India) and Groupe SOS (France): Strengthening a model for comprehensive elderly care services through the sharing of best practices.


  • Microclinic Technologies (Kenya), GlaxoSmithKline (South Africa), and Spartan (South Africa): Improving business and health outcomes through the implementation of a sustainable sales and business development program for youth sales agents.