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Participants at the March 2017 Institutionalizing Community Health Conference. (Courtesy of Max Marx/MCSP.)

Institutionalizing Community Health Conference: Webinar Series

Posted December 14, 2017

In March 2017, nearly 400 community health champions from 44 countries, representing multiple sectors, gathered in Johannesburg for the Institutionalizing Community Health Conference (ICHC). To ensure that we continue making progress towards strengthening community health systems, MCSP — in collaboration with UNICEF — is hosting a series of webinars following up on the critical principles that came out of the conference.

Check back soon for information on future webinars!

Webinar 2: 23 July 2018, 9:00-10:30 am
Digital Tools to Strengthen Community Health Work: India Deep Dive

Participants discussed how digital technology can improve mother and child health at the community level, and examined MCSP-supported approaches used in India to strengthen community health work.


  • Ujjwal Maitra, Project Director, BBC Media Action
  • Ritika Pandey, Project Director, Digital Green
  • Dr. Leila Caleb Varkey, Senior Adviser Reproductive Maternal Child and Newborn Health, Centre for Catalyzing Change
  • Mohammad Ahsan, Program Manager Reproductive Health and Rights and HIV/AIDS Programs, Centre for Catalyzing Change

A recording of the webinar and presentations are available.

Webinar 1: 15 December 2017, 8:00-9:30 am
Community Health Information Systems: Success Stories from Rwanda and Mozambique

This webinar highlighted two country examples of promising health information systems:

  • Rwanda’s national community health information system
  • Mozambique’s upSCALE digital health information system


  • Jean de Dieu Gatete, Child Health Advisor, MCSP/Rwanda
  • Jovite Sinzahera, Senior Monitoring Evaluation & Research Advisor, MCSP/Rwanda
  • Alexandre Boon, Maternal and Child Health Specialist, UNICEF/Mozambique

A recording of the webinar is available here, and presenter responses to questions asked during the webinar are available here.

Presentations are available here:

Maternal and Child Survival Program