Enhancing access to control

Research activities, currently focused on Africa, are pursued through three major multi-country research efforts: (i) one research initiative conducted in six sites addressing community-based interventions (CBI) as a means to strengthen primary health care (PHC) in rural Africa; (ii) a study concurrently conducted in four African cities on the possibility and appropriate service delivery mechanisms for CBI in urban areas of Africa; and (iii) a multi-country study on ways to engage in health service delivery with nomadic communities.

In addition, a web-based repository and clearing house on social and community processes is being developed. Called COMMIT (COMMunity-based Intervention Toolbox), it includes tools and resources, methods, guidelines, best practices, experiences and policy advice for researchers, decision-makers and public health practitioners and systematic reviews of evidence pertaining to social and community processes and their health systems implications.