Global Health Council, RTI International, and Frontline Health Workers Coalition
The evidence regarding the effectiveness of community–based interventions to improve the health of mothers, neonates, and children younger than age 5 is growing rapidly. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Henry Perry to share the evidence behind community–based primary health care (CBPHC). His latest research, published in the Journal of Global Health, examines gains towards improving maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) with attention to the effectiveness of specific interventions and their delivery strategies at the community level along with their equity effects.
The implications of this research will guide future community health programming. A focused discussion following Dr. Perry’s presentation will focus on:
1) What are the policy level implications of these findings, including forthcoming guidelines on community health workers by the WHO?
2) How can the global health community promote stronger CBPHC implementation worldwide?
3) How can advocacy be effective in contributing to stronger CBPHC programming?
Loyce Pace, President and Executive Director, Global Health Council (GHC)
Dr. Henry Perry, PhD, Evidence for community-based PHC in improving MNCHMD,
Cristina Bisson, Senior Health System Strengthening Specialist, RTI International
About Dr. Henry Perry, MD, PhD
Dr. Perry is a Senior Scientist in the Health Systems Program of the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is the author or co-author of more than 125 scientific articles and other publications, many of which focus on community-based approaches to improving maternal and child health. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has lived and worked in Bolivia, Bangladesh and Haiti and has worked on a short-term basis in many other countries throughout the world. Dr. Perry and his colleagues have just published in the July 2017 issue of the Journal of Global Health a series of articles reviewing the effectiveness of community-based primary health care in improving maternal, neonatal and child.