Community Empowerment Approach. MORE MAMaZ

Authors: MORE MAMaZ
Document Type: Presentations
Publication Date: 2016

Presented at the End of Programme Dissemination event in Zambia on 8th September 2016.

MORE MAMaZ aimed to improve Access to Maternal and Newborn Care, interventions included;

  • Community Systems 
  • Community Monitoring
  • Community Mobilisation
  • Mentoring and Coaching Support

Volunteer training content was based on issues and challenges defined by the community. All MNH barriers identified by communities were addressed simultaneously. Community systems included:

  • Child Care Schemes
  • Food Banks
  • Community Saving Schemes
  • Mother’s Helpers
  • Community Emergency Transport Schemes

MORE Mobilising Access to Maternal Health in Zambia (MORE MAMaZ) was funded by Comic Relief. The programme was implemented by Transaid, Health Partners International, Development Data and Disacare in partnership with the Ministry of Community Development, Mother and Child Health and District Community Health Teams.

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Tags: Capacity building, Zambia, Antenatal care, Safe Motherhood Action Groups, Skilled birth attendants, Community engagement, Safe motherhood, Access to health services, Community volunteers, Community-based programmes and interventions, Universal health coverage, Gender-based violence, Maternal newborn child health, MNCH, social support, violence against women and girls, women's and girls' empowerment, community response, social inclusion, social and behavioural change communication, policy development, community monitoring systems, reaching every woman,