Community-based health promotion in Burundi

Community-based health promotion in Burundi

04 September 2014

Concern Worldwide aims to improve household maternal and child health and nutrition practices, increase access to quality child health services, and strengthen community leadership in health in Burundi through this project.

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Concern Worldwide implemented the Traditional and Integrated Care Group models in two clusters of Bukinanyana Commune.  Care Groups were established in the same way in both study areas using standard Care Group practices, including community sensitization to Care Groups, census of all households with pregnant women and children under five, and election of CGVs based on census results. 

Based on formative research and the project’s technical intervention areas, behavior change modules were developed and used to promote evidence-based nutrition, malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia management behaviors.  In both study areas, Care Group meetings were held twice per month and CGVs conducted home visits at least once per month, during which they provided targeted health promotion messages, screened for acute malnutrition, and collected vital events data.

 

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A Care Group Volunteer conducts a home visit. Photo: Adele Fox, Concern Worldwide

Community-based health promotion in Burundi

This is Concern Worldwide 's findings from the integrated care group model project in Burundi .
  • Testing an integrated care group model for community