It will focus on testing our community health approach in fragile and supply challenged settings where longer term programming can be extremely challenging, understanding what approaches are most suitable.
In addition to improving poor women and men’s access to essential health care, the legacy is intended to support Christian Aid to strengthen our evidence base, communicate our impact and leverage other funding through testing approaches, match funding and relationship building.
Burundi, Sierra Leone, South Sudan
September 2016-March 2020
Children from Bumpeh community draw the risks and hazards they face, this is part of the Participatory Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments (PVCA) process of involving the community to understand the risks and offer solutions to the challenges they face.
The programme is being delivered across three strands of work:
1. Testing and adapting
Testing and adapting our community health framework approach in supply and resource challenged settings (Burundi, South Sudan & Sierra Leone).
This means developing context-specific programmes designed to meet the challenges of working in each environment. To achieve this, we are piloting a number of initiatives, including the use of a flexible adaptive programming approach which has enabled us to apply Participatory, Vulnerability, Capacity Assessments (PVCA) for the first time in our health programming.
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2. Integrating health programming
Exploring options for flexible funds to support countries to strengthen the integrated nature of their health programming
3. Evidence and learning
To increase the robustness and credibility of our health evidence, and to prove what works and what does not. This includes developing learning and research relationships as well as carrying out staff and partner capacity development.
Find out more in this video - Christian Aid's health work in Burundi