Strengthening Community Health Systems in Benin

To improve health, the Government of Benin launched a package of evidence-based health interventions, known as PIHI (paquet d’interventions à haut impact), in 2010. Beginning in 2012, the USAID-funded Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) project helped three non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) introduce this package of services in ten USAID-priority health zones through community health workers (CHWs). With APC assistance, the NGOs trained CHWs and provided ongoing support and supervision to deliver the PIHI in their communities.