The Champion Community approach in DRC: A gold standard for community mobilization


The Champion Community approach, which is owned and sustained at the health area level, was established by the Integrated Health Project (IHP) and IHPplus to encourage community members to decide on their health priorities and to teach them to sensitize their communities on those priority health issues. The Champion Community approach fits within the Plan National de Développement Sanitaire 2016-2020 (National Health Development Plan) to strengthen the community dynamics that promote health services and the health of communities. IHP and IHPplus implemented the Champion Community approach from 2012 to 2016.