The obstacles to implementing health solutions and bringing them to scale are numerous. From understanding government regulations to establishing human resources and marketing strategies, health program leaders must quickly become experts in several fields. Rather than reinventing the wheel, successful innovators seek to learn from peers and mentors. The CHMI Learning Exchange is a grant program designed to enable the scale up, replication or improvement of programs profiled in the CHMI database. Global health programs engage in a strategic learning activity with a like-minded partner organization, learning from new models and exploring potential partnerships.
In Fall 2016, CHMI and Solina Health launched a call for applications for the third round of the CHMI Learning Exchange, focused on programs in West Africa. Representing 17 organizations and 8 countries, the Learning Exchange will provide the eight winning partnerships with the funds to learn from their peers, pilot new operational processes within their models, and make progress towards program improvement and scale-up.
Congratulations to the Learning Exchange Round Three Grantees!
Read more information below about the successful applicants to the Learning Exchange and learn about their proposed activities.
- Purple Source Healthcare(Nigeria) and Jacaranda Health (Kenya): Developing a simplified operational model to implement sustainabile, quality-driven improvement initiatives tailored to fit the needs of Nigeria’s health system.
- mDoc (Nigeria) and AMPATH (Kenya): Integrating mobile technology platforms with a community-based screening and care management model of healthcare delivery to increase access for patients living with chronic disease.
- Health Builders (Rwanda) and Hope through Health (Togo): Implementing a targeted clinical mentorship intervention focused on improving the quality of nursing care.
- Ihangane Project (Rwanda), Mali Health (Mali) and Wild4Life Health (Zimbabwe): Developing a community-driven quality improvement program that strengthens health care workers’ capacity to provide high quality, life-saving primary care.
- Healthy Entrepreneurs (East Africa/Ghana) and Mango Tree Education Enterprise (Uganda): Learning new methodologies for standardizing and strengthening Healthy Entrepreneur’s training materials, in an effort to increase the quality, reach and replication of their franchise model.
- Center for Family Health (Nigeria) and Christian Aid (Nigeria): Developing robust advocacy and community engagement strategies, along with tailored monitoring and evaluation plans, to address the contextual challenges of community-based health services delivery in rural and hard-to-reach communities in Nigeria.
- Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Board (Nigeria) and Katsina State Primary Health Care Development Board (Nigeria): Replicating successful vaccine supply models to improve immunization coverage in Northern Nigeria.
- City Eye Hospital (Kenya) and Eye Foundation Hospital (Nigeria): Learning how to implement and institutionalize best management practices to promote excellence in eye care services delivery.
The Center for Health Market Innovations Learning Exchange launched its first call for applications in the Fall 2014. Learn more about past exchange grants at the overview page.