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Care Groups: An Innovative Community-Based Strategy for Improving Maternal, Neonatal & Child Health
New approaches are urgently needed that can be applied in settings with weak health systems and a scarcity of human resources for health. The Care Group approach uses facilitators, who are a lower-level cadre of paid workers, to work with groups of 12 or so volunteers (the Care Group), and each volunteer is responsible for 10–15 households. This article describes the Care Group approach in more detail, its history, and current NGO experience with implementing the approach across more than 28 countries.