Community Empowerment using the Score Card: A Story of Transformation in Chigodi

“Things were bad here in Chigodi, for everyone but most especially for pregnant women. Many women gave birth at home, and some died during birth. At the time, there wasn’t much that could have been done. The clinic required money the women didn’t have and the district hospital is too…...

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Community Score Card empowering communities for better maternal health care.

CARE has implemented the Community Score Card (CSC) in various communities in Malawi in the quest to improve maternal health. The link below takes you to a raising the score video that shows an empowered community on a mission to improve maternal health. The CSC provided an open forum for…...

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What money cannot buy: Transforming relationships to transform health

A district government official recently told CARE that at first they were not happy that ‘hardware’, like medical equipment was not part of the project; however, they have since seen that the Score Card has brought other benefits that ‘money cannot buy’ – it has improved relationships at all levels…...

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Community Action Groups rising to the challenge to improve maternal and new-born health in their communities

Community Action Groups have formed to support implementation of the ac on plans that result from the Score Card process. These groups have increasingly taken on responsibility to address barriers to maternal and new-born health in their villages: In Chigodi, it was identified there was no house for the health…...

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