Modelling the Cost of Community Health Services in Malawi: the Results of Piloting a New Planning and Costing Tool
In February and March 2016, a team of MSH staff and consultants worked with the ministry of health, UNICEF/Malawi and other stakeholders to collect data that could be used to pilot the methodology and tool. Interviews were held and data were collected at all levels of the health system, including visits to health centers in two districts where facility staff and community health workers were interviewed. The data were then analyzed using the tool. The piloting was extremely successful lessons were learned which have been incorporated in the final version of the methodology and tool.