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Working together to improve community health around the globe: CORE Group
Monday, November 17, 2014: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
CORE Group is a technical and information network of 104 international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and community health experts. With support from USAID, CORE Group has developed hundreds of community health tools and resources, convened technical advisory groups, organized biannual meetings and participated in many UN and US government forums. CORE Group provides a neutral space for organizations which often compete with each other for funding to share program learning and collaborate to improve health outcomes. The eight Working Groups and five Interest Groups are the primary mechanisms for tool development and information dissemination around key intervention areas. In addition, CORE Group has developed a secretariat model which has been successfully used to eliminate polio in 5 countries. This model supports in country collaboration between CORE members, national and local governments, and local NGOs. Another model of collaboration is the Rwanda Kabeho Mwana Project which expanded key interventions to save lives of children under 5 to 20% of health districts and helped the government document the effectiveness of community case management of common child illnesses. This project, examples from the Working Group tools, field implementation and the perspective of collaborating partners will be presented. In a time of growing competition for scarce resources in global public health, CORE Group presents a model for collaboration, learning and dissemination. CORE Group demonstrates that this type of collaborative work results in stronger results which are more than the sum of its parts.
Session Objectives: Explain the role of nongovernmental organizations in global public health.
Describe CORE Group tools for improving maternal, newborn and child health.
Evaluate models and outcomes of collaboration in global public health.
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Organized by: APHA-Global Health