FHS Bangladesh Research Brief 3 - A community health watch to establish accountability and improve performance of the health system
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This research brief focuses on a pilot community empowerment tool that was developed and implementedin a union in Chakaria, a remote coastal area near the southeastern tip of Bangladesh. The tool was intended to enable the community to monitor health services and their utilization by mobilizingand empowering people through increasing their awareness of health, health rights and existing healthservices. The tool also focused on involvement of community leaders and elected representatives in theprocess to ensure the goals were reached.