UMCOR’s Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) program helps to strengthen the physical infrastructure, human resources, operational capacity and sustainability of United Methodist and partnering health facilities and programs around the world. As part of this program, UMCOR works to improve standards of care, always ensuring that the effort will be part of a larger strategy of community-based health education and development.
Our HSS program encourages a community-based outreach model of care that sends health workers and traditional birth attendants out into the communities from their hospital base. Community health workers bring their neighbors together in schools and clinics to teach them about good health practices. They offer care and education programs that deal with HIV and AIDS, malaria, nutrition, and maternal and child health. Regular under-five checkups and prenatal care help protect some of the most vulnerable people in their communities.
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