Strengthening Demand for Maternal and Newborn Health Services

Strengthening Demand for Maternal and Newborn Health Services

23 October 2015

Paid NGO and government staff alone are not adequate to provide the intensive and consistent support necessary for behavior change messages to take root truly in communities. 

The model consists of groups of 10 to15 volunteer mothers, elected by their community, who conduct monthly home visits with 10 to15 nearby households and hold peer education sessions to deliver behavior change communication messages and promote the adoption of healthy behaviors. 

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Strengthening Demand for Maternal and Newborn Health Services

The Care Group model is an evidence based strategy for social and behavior change interventions.
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