During it’s first implementation year (second program year), the USAID Community Capacity for Health Program, locally known as Mahefa Miaraka, made significant progress assisting community health volunteers (CHVs) to provide quality health services to remote communities.
The Program operates in a total of 4,887 fokontany, 456 communes, and 34 districts in the Analanjirofo, Boeny, DIANA, Melaky, Menabe, SAVA, and Sofia regions. The Program is designed to strengthen public sector capacity to plan, deliver, and manage community health services, to strengthen community engagement in health governance and ownership of health services, and to focus on priority behavior change actions. JSI implements the program alongside partners Action Socio-sanitaire Organisation Secours, FHI360, and Transaid. JSI, 2017.