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Covalima | Becoming a Model Municipality


This technical brief provides an in-depth overview of the approaches, current results, and expected results of USAID’s Reinforce Basic Health Services Project in Timor-Leste as it works to develop a model municipality in Covalima.

In a model municipality, well-trained and competent health providers deliver quality family planning and maternal and child health (MNCH) services in fully-equipped and people-friendly health facilities where providers receive consistent, high-quality supervision. Health facilities are easily accessed by community members, who have the knowledge and skills to demand quality, client-centered services. Health providers and the facilities in which they work are supported by a municipal health system that uses data to make informed financial and programmatic decisions. In a model municipality, communities are empowered to work with government and civil society structures to generate innovative solutions to their health challenges. JSI/Reinforce Basic Health Services Project. 2018.

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