Tell us about your partnerships
We have three major partners on this project. Baobab Health has designed and deployed health technology solutions that are user-focused, appropriate for the environment, and integrated into the health system. PATH has provided generation and behaviour change expertise, with a specific focus on helping to develop messaging for tips and reminders service. Invest Knowledge Initiative (IKI) has provided expertise in evaluating the impact of the project on the Balaka community. Finally, throughout implementation of the project we have received strong support and buy-in from the Ministry of Health.
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your innovation? If so, where and why?
We currently target women of child bearing age, caregivers of and children under five years old in Balaka District. Balaka District was chosen due to its majority rural population and the pervasive maternal and child mortality issues in the district. Our messaging service is currently targeting caregivers of children through their first year of life and we are looking to expand that to messages up through the first five year.
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
VillageReach as an organization is focused on improving access to quality healthcare in remote, underserved communities. Thus, the tools, perspective and experience VillageReach as an organization brings to addressing specific barriers to quality healthcare has been instrumental in the success of CCPF.
Our strong relationships with local partners and government as well as our strong ties to the community have also been critical to the implementation of CCPF. Finally, the VillageReach staff and volunteer network were essential in ensuring the quality and reach of the services provided by CCPF.
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