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CORE Group Fall 2014 Global Health Practitioner Conference:

The Fall Conference brought together 205 attendees from 89 organizations and 5 countries.

Presentations, photos, and more are now available!

Explore all conference resources here.

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#Day456 Campaign

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight goals authored by governments worldwide and the United Nations to take on the world’s most pressing development issues. As a key development partner working towards achievement of the MDGs, USAID’s Bureau for Global Health via the Maternal and Child Survival Program (and CORE Group as a partner of MCSP) works most critically towards MDGs 4, 5, and 6: 

  • MDG 4 - Reduce child mortality;
  • MDG 5 - Improve maternal health;
  • MDG 6 - Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

As of September 30th, 2014, there are 456 days left to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Follow #Day456 in advance of and especially on September 30th to draw attention to MDGs 4, 5, and 6 and the important work ahead over the next 456 days to meet these goals. 


New Community Health Worker Reference Guide

CORE Group Executive Director Karen LeBan was a Senior Author on a new document: Developing and Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs at Scale: A Reference Guide and Case Studies for Program Managers and Policy Makers

This document is an in-depth review of issues and questions that should be considered when addressing key issues relevant for large-scale CHW programs. Rather than being an instructional manual, the Reference Guide is meant to provide a framework for those in leadership positions in-country as they consider how to develop, expand and strengthen their CHW program.

At the MCHIP Close-out event in June 2014, Karen made a presentation on this guide. Watch the video here, and view her slides here.


CORE Group Contributes to WHO/PMNCH Multisectoral Policy Compendium

policycompendiumWHO and The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) recently released A Policy Guide for Implementing Essential Interventions for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH): A Multisectoral Policy Compendium for RMNCH. This compendium provides policy-makers, program managers and advocates with an "at a glance" reference on key health and multisectoral policies that support the delivery of essential RMNCH interventions for women and children. CORE Group is pleased to have provided consultation and input as part of the collaborative work among key partner organizations and constituencies working on policies which affect the health of women, newborns, children and adolescents.

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.

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