Despite decades of technological and medical progress globally, half the world’s population still lacks access to essential health care due to insufficient numbers and types of health workers, especially in remote settings. There is growing recognition that well-supported community health workers (CHWs) are essential for effective delivery of primary health care (PHC). Despite broad consensus on the importance of CHWs, few countries have successfully integrated them as part of PHC at scale, and many lack official statistics on the performance of CHW programs. USAID, UNICEF, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation developed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on investment priorities that advance frontline delivery of PHC and community engagement in health systems through the Integrating Community Health (ICH) partnership. The partnership aims to advance global learning around the integration of community-based service-delivery models in seven countries: Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, and Uganda. As noted in this brief, embedded within the ICH partnership, the Frontline Health project is a three-year joint research, policy, and advocacy endeavor of the Population Council and Last Mile Health.
Frontline Health Project. 2020. "Frontline Health: Harmonizing metrics, advancing evidence, accelerating policy—Project overview brief." Washington, DC: Population Council.
Frontline Health: Harmonizing Metrics, Advancing Evidence, Accelerating Policy