|Community of Practitioners on Accountability and Social Action in Health||
Jesus Cares Ministries is a Faith Based based Organisation (FBO ) working with and empowering the less privileged through education, health, capacity building of destitute and incapacitated households, social mobilisation, awareness raising, research, advocacy and prevention and mitigation of HIV and AIDS in T/A Bvumbwe Thyolo District in the Southern Province of Malawi.
Vision: Healthy People, Healthy Families, Thriving Communities.
Mission: To optimize the health and well-being of the maternal and child health population by employing primary prevention and early intervention public health strategies.
The Project works with community Health workers to strengthen links between health services and community members’ accountability and transparency. For effective community participation, it is important for people to be involved in and contribute to the planning of health system.
JCM identified religious leaders, literacy facilitators, and agricultural extension workers to receive community leader training and serve as community mobilisers. Community leaders educate the community, encouraging men and women to identify and address social barriers to care, and increasing demand for services. Community discussion forums similarly have created space for active community wide debate on social topics relevant to Family Planning and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR).
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