Much of CORE Group’s work is driven by its eight technical and cross-cutting working groups--member-led, virtually managed communities of practice that address the health needs of mothers, newborns and children, and help mitigate the impact of infectious diseases.
Larger initiatives, including Polio Eradication and Pandemic Preparedness, link healthcare practitioners with global policy initiatives and support civil society coordination and action in prioritized countries to increase community health impact at scale.
In each of the eight technical areas, CORE Group creates training curricula, case studies, program guides, skill building workshops and other tools to assist development practitioners in quality project design, implementation and evaluation.
Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
Community Child Health—Developing, documenting and advocating for strong, truly integrated program approaches that maximize community-based child health impact, and reduce mortality from easily preventable diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhea, measles, and newborn sepsis.
Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health—Supporting maternal and reproductive health by promoting the most up-to-date, evidence-based practices for community-based programs that focus on antenatal services, safe delivery, newborn health, and family planning.
Nutrition—Underscoring the critical role of nutrition in maternal and child health through creation and dissemination of state-of-the-art information and tools essential for quality nutrition programming with a focus on breastfeeding, infant and young child feeding, recuperative feeding, micronutrients, and essential nutrition actions.
HIV/AIDS—Ensuring that HIV/AIDS programming is adequately integrated into effective child survival, maternal health, and primary health care services as part of a community-based and holistic approach.
Malaria—Supporting existing national collaborative partnerships and promoting new partnerships in which NGOs actively engage in national level policy formation and innovative programming to scale up community-based malaria prevention and control interventions including use of insecticide treated bed nets, prompt diagnosis and treatment for children and pregnant women, and environmental management.
Tuberculosis—Enhancing NGO capacity to support quality TB programs at the community level, including case finding, treatment support, and stigma reduction.
Social and Behavior Change—Contributing to improved maternal and child health by strengthening the capacity of health practitioners to design and implement effective social and behavioral change strategies that respond to individual, family, community, institutional and policy factors, while documenting and disseminating valuable experiences.
Monitoring and Evaluation—Creating quantitative and qualitative tools and trainings to increase child survival and health program performance and quality through the standardization of use of data, analysis and reporting.
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