Community Managed Health Development
Country of Operation
SummaryThe general objective of program is to improve the health and welfare of target groups living in project areas through Community Managed Health Development (CMHD). CMHD is a process oriented approach that facilitates communities to gain ownership of their health and development.
The specific objectives are:
To improve the quality of life in the targeted villages and communes
To increase the quality and quantity of health services to communes and villages through the network of village health workers (VHW) with a focus on selected topics: first aid, traditional medicine, community based rehabilitation (CBR) and specific health problems identified by villagers
To develop the ownership of the community for their own health development, and to empower people, especially those who are disadvantaged with respect to poverty, gender, ethnicity and disabilities
To build the capacity of partners in planning and programme management to support CMHD and other programmes.
Key program components
The CMHD programme includes five components:
Capacity development of villagers, health and other staff and managers at all levels.
Village health development plans and sub-group projects.
Income generation activities.
Community-based rehabilitation and inclusive education.
Behavior change activities.