Impact partner profile
Community Health Workers integrated with improved health centres is a lifesaving combination
More than half of the world’s population lack access to essential health services, and Integrate Health exists to prove that a better standard of healthcare is possible. Beginning in the West African nation, Togo, their vision is to make quality primary healthcare accessible to all.
Integrate Health has developed a model, in collaboration with community leaders and government public health experts, that provides high-quality primary care to remote and rural communities in Togo. The model has been deliberately designed to achieve multiple health, economic, and social outcomes, as well as removing barriers to healthcare.
These components are interlinked, and include:
- Training and equipping salaried Community Health Workers who can identify healthcare needs around childhood illnesses, maternal health, and family planning.
- Recruiting Clinical Mentors to train and coach nurses and midwives in the latest best practices of diagnosis and care.
- Training Pharmacy Managers in supply chain management, to ensure that public health clinics have the products, equipment, and infrastructure needed for a high-functioning health facility.
- Subsidising public health clinics to cover point-of-care fees for pregnant women and children under five, to ensure that they receive care for free.
Integrate Health is in the initial phases of scaling its replicable primary care model to 25 sites in five districts throughout Togo. The goal is to serve 200,000 people by 2021, at a cost of only $10 per capita. Integrate Health’s vision is to ensure universal health coverage for all eight million Togolese, while advancing an improved standard of primary care across Sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, the team at Integrate Health serve over 142,000 people per year.
Core impact goals
Integrate Health aims to increase the percentage of cases of childhood illness treated within 72 hours of symptom onset - an indication of quality healthcare delivery.
Improved prenatal consultation coverage
Integrate Health aims to increase the percentage of women receiving prenatal consultations before delivery, to ensure women receive the appropriate care they need to have a healthy birth.
Improved facility-based delivery coverage
Integrate Health have a goal to increase the percentage of recorded births that take place within facilities supported by Integrate Health to ensure women deliver with access to a skilled provider.
Type of grant funding given
*9 month unrestricted funded grant (October 2020 - June 2021)
Integrate Health aims to reach the following impact milestones over the course of Thankyou’s grant period (9 months). Here’s how they went: