Almost 16 years ago, CORE Group came into existence to serve as a neutral convener and knowledge manager for grantees of the Child Survival and Health Grants Program. Since then, CORE Group has evolved to beome a global leader for community health, with over 100 Members and Associates and multiple worldwide partners. Take a look through our 2013 Annual Report to see all that we accomplished in the last year by collaborating and working together.
After months of support and deliberation from hundreds of interested groups, the World Health Organization has released a draft of the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP), which seeks to put an end to preventable deaths of mothers and newborns. The draft is online for your organization to review and comment on, and the deadline for input is February 28th.
On Wednesday, February 12th, MCHIP, Save the Children, and CORE Group are hosting a detailed review of the draft . The event will include a discussion about ways various organizations can coordinate on the country level in supporting advances in maternal and newborn health.
Today marks an incredible milestone for India—THREE YEARS POLIO-FREE! This milestone would not have been possible without all of the incredible work of multiple partners and organizations, including the CORE Group Polio Project (CGPP)—India. The CGPP—India Secretariat formed in 1999 in Uttar Pradesh and consists of a small team of neutral technical advisors directed by Dr. Roma Solomon. The Secretariat team facilitates communication, coordination, and transparent decision-making among all partners—unifying the community-level expertise of iNGOs and local NGOs with the international knowledge and strategies of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners. Roma Solomon writes that "this accomplishment would not have been possible without the seamless partnership we all displayed. In the war against polio we were all soldiers together under one command centre, that of the government. Never before has there been such a productive interplay between the government and civil society." She also praises the efforts of the “foot soldiers in the field—our mobilizers, vaccinators, government frontline workers, influencers, mothers, etc” who faced the virus and “did not give up until it became a people’s movement and are now doing the same for routine immunization.”
CORE Group helps NGOs and governments effectively reach the community level, integrate community strategies into the national health plan, and respond to new and emerging health issues that arise so that preventable deaths from diseases like pneumonia and measles can be reduced.
This guide that explains how mHealth serves newborn health through referral and tracking of mothers and infants, decision support for CHWs, CHW supervision, scheduling and tracking postpartum and postnatal visits, and teaching and counseling ...