Community

Community-based services are provided by Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs), Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA), immunization clinics and outreach clinics. 

FCHVs are local women, selected by mothers’ groups in villages; they conduct monthly meetings with their groups and provide community health services. FCHVs have a part-time function, especially working in the area’s of mother/child care and are allowed to provide basic supplies like some medication. FCHVs as frontline health volunteers have a huge responsibility to provide information and an outreach service to local communities. They have wide-ranging responsibilities, high workloads and receive little support in return.6