Impact partner profile

Integrate Health 

Community Health Workers integrated with improved health centres is a lifesaving combination

Integrate Health
Est. since
2004
Location of HQ
Kara, Togo
Partnership date with Thankyou
September 2020
Area of focus
Health
Regions
Togo
Website
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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.


Type of grant funding given


Core impact goals

Improved timeliness

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.

Improved contraceptive coverage rate

Integrate Health aims to increase the percentage of eligible women effectively protected by a modern Family Planning method to ensure women have control over their reproductive health.

Impact milestones

Integrate Health aims to reach the following impact milestones over the course of Thankyou's grant period (9 months):

1. Launch new sites in five communities in the Kéran district in October 2020, and seven communities in the Binah district in July 2021, serving a total population of 166,418, and 205,000, respectively


2. Across the Kozah, Bassar, Dankpen and Kéran districts, Integrate Health aim to achieve the following by June 30, 2021:

  • Conduct 156,280 Home Visits Increase the Prenatal Consultation 
  • Coverage Rate from 44% to 50%
  • Increase the number of Facility-Based Deliveries from 2,878 to 4,123

3. Pilot a customised suite of Mobile Health applications for 79 Community Health Workers across the Kozah and Bassar districts, and collect lessons learned from the pilot to inform national Mobile Health strategy


4. Continue to support the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 response at the regional and national levels, through technical assistance and equipment procurement


5. Continue to respond to requests from the Ministry of Health for specialised technical assistance related to community health, including cost subsidisation policy, community health harmonisation workshops, and/or the National Health and Development Plan


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