A network of community health workers (CHWs) is responding to the humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic by delivering critical primary healthcare to vulnerable communities affected by ongoing conflict in the country. Since 2008, this network of 450 CHWs has allowed The MENTOR Initiative to navigate violence and insecurity to reach communities in fragile areas […]
A network of women is providing essential health services to other women in their communities, in three of the most vulnerable and conflict affected prefectures in Central African Republic (CAR). Called Female Focal Points (FFP), it was formed after a study of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in 2016 found women were not always comfortable approaching […]
The MENTOR Initiative provides life-saving primary healthcare for displaced, vulnerable and hard to reach communities through the training and support of Community Health Workers (CHWs). In the past year we have trained and provided support to over 3,000 community health workers across our programmes in Central African Republic, Mozambique, Angola, Syria and Venezuela. Community health […]
The Central African Republic (CAR) remains one of the largest protracted humanitarian crises. In 2020, the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for CAR stated that access to food, water and health were the three priority needs reported by affected communities. Conflict and displacement affect access to routine healthcare as health services are often attacked by armed […]
Evaluation of the effectiveness of community health workers in the fight against malaria in the Central African Republic
On 1 April 2019, The MENTOR Initiative and a consortium of international NGO partners began a four-year, £14 million programme funded by the UK Government. This is the third phase of a consortium which has been running since 2015. This phase sees MENTOR continuing as Consortium Lead Agency, providing health and WASH interventions and working […]
Central African Republic (CAR) has one of the lowest life expectancies in the world and ranks as the second least developed country globally in UNDP’s Human Development Index. The necessity for humanitarian assistance, especially healthcare services to meet basic needs, is evident. This is particularly so in rural areas where there is an absence of […]
Malaria case management by community health workers in the Central African Republic from 2009-2014: overcoming challenges of access and instability due to conflict.