{Photo credit Rejoice Phiri/MSH}Photo credit Rejoice Phiri/MSH

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children, and Adolescents (GFF), and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Children’s Health (PMNCH) are pleased to announce the recipients of a new COVID-19 Response and Recovery Small Grants Mechanism to support coordinated civil society and youth advocacy for ensuring service continuity for women’s, children’s, and adolescent’s health in response to COVID-19.Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the GFF estimates that access to life-saving health interventions for women, children,

{Crédit photo : Méré Chabi Boum} Participants à une formation sur la supervision des activités.Crédit photo : Méré Chabi Boum

Pour lire cette histoire en anglais, veuillez cliquer ici.Écrit par Méré Chabi Boum, spécialiste en système de santé communautaire pour l’Activité de Services de Santé Intégrés de l’USAID, mise en œuvre par Management Sciences for Health.Les relais communautaires jouent un rôle essentiel dans l’amélioration de la santé de la population.

{Photo credit: Méré Chabi Boum}Participants at a training on supervising activities.Photo credit: Méré Chabi Boum

Community health workers (CHWs) play an important role in improving the health of the population. In the nine communes of Atacora in Benin, CHWs are tasked with many responsibilities, including treating mild cases of malaria, diarrhea, and respiratory infections; disseminating promotional leaflets on health-related themes within the community; conducting home visits; and performing screenings and providing referrals for malnourished children under five years old.