The ACT (Accountability Can Transform Health) Programme seeks to strengthen the relationship between communities and their health service providers in order to achieve better health outcomes. GOAL aims to show that when local communities actively engage in the assessment and planning of their healthcare that quality of care improves, services become more efficient and are utilised more.
|RESPONSIBILITY, RESPONSIVENESS, RELATIONSHIPS|
Responsibility of individual community members and households (as observed in health-seeking behaviour).
Responsiveness of health workers to effective use of resources and adherence to quality of care standards.
Relationships between communities and health workers, developing a better understanding of one another.
|EVIDENCE BASED LEARNING|
Working with our research partner Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), we are implementing a Randomised Controlled Trial to test four research aims and to ascertain if this accountability approach can be successfully replicated. The results will contribute significantly to global learning on accountability approaches to improving community health outcomes.