During its third implementation 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.
Alongside partners ASOS, FHI 360, and Transaid, Mahefa Miaraka works in 4,885 fokontany, 456 communes, and 34 districts in the Analanjirofo, Boeny, DIANA, Melaky, Menabe, SAVA, and Sofia regions. Within these areas, the program trains, supports, and monitors 8,867 CHVs who provide integrated services to children under 5 and women of reproductive age under the supervision of 732 government health centers (CSB).
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. 2018.