International Community Health Network
- Quarterly News -
November 2019
Leverage, Link & Learn for Community Health at #GHPCKenya
Photos by Photoshots Kenya
The 2019 REGIONAL Global Health Practitioner Conference: Leverage, Link & Learn for Community Health on October 14-16 in Nairobi, Kenya welcomed 253 implementers, academics, Ministry of Health, donors, private sector, and other community health advocates from over 21 countries representing over 108 organizations .

The multi-day conference focused on enabling stakeholders to share progress and identify solutions to persistent community health challenges; strengthening the role of community health workers in line with the SDGs and Universal Health Coverage; and informing global, national and local policies and plans through evidence, success, and adaptive learning.
CORE Group Announcements
CORE Group is now part of the PAHO/WHO Federal Credit Union Family!
We are thrilled to offer as part of our membership benefits, the opportunity to join the PAHO/WHO Federal Credit Union. For 70 years, PAHO/WHO Federal Credit Union has served global health community and now membership to the credit union will be open to CORE Group members.

PAHO/WHO Federal Credit Union is very competitive in our marketplace, and offers products, rates, and services that we believe would benefit our members. And most importantly, like us, they serve the global health community.

To learn more about the benefits of PAHO/WHO FCU membership, we invite you to explore their website:

PAHO/WHO FCU membership is free to CORE Group members and their immediate family.

To join, please click here and fill out a completed and signed membership, and email to: .

If you have additional questions, please contact Patrick Gannon, Business Development Manager of PAHO/WHO FCU at .
Call for Applications! CORE Group Pitch Challenge Mentorship Opportunity
At GHPC Kenya , we hosted a Pitch Challenge where the Top 5 Finalists presented innovative solutions addressing a pressing community health problem. During the conference our cross-sector panel of judges selected a Pitch Challenge Winner and Runner-Up .

We are now looking for volunteer mentors to help DEVIE Team Rwanda and Girl Power Kenya as they grow their ideas and implement their project plans.
GHPC Kenya Pitch Challenge Winners DEVIE Team Rwanda with judges (L-R) John Wanyungu, Ministry of Health Kenya, Rose Njiraini, UNICEF, Alexandre Edgard Murinzi, DEVIE Team, Victor Pacifique Rwandarwacu, DEVIE Team, Josh Kraus, Accenture, Magnus Conteh, Community Health Academy, and Marloes Kibacha, Africa Health Business
Funding Opportunity for CORE Group Members: Adolescent and Youth Engagement Mapping
Watch out for an exciting opportunity for CORE Group members on adolescent and youth engagement with immunization coming your way soon!

Please complete the brief scoping survey below or forward to the person in your organization with the information, so we can ensure that you are contacted in the future and have the opportunity to participate.
Join Us and Martha's Table for UHC Day 2019 on December 12!
For UHC Day 2019 , CORE Group is keeping the promise of health for all by supporting health and nutrition services in our very own community here in Washington, DC. We are excited to invite our DC-based young professionals to volunteer with us in a Joyful Food Market , a direct food distribution and nutrition education program hosted by Martha's Table and Capital Area Food Bank .
A Year in Review: Look Out for CORE Group's 2019 Annual Report Soon!

In case you missed it, look back at our activities in 2018 below.
2020 Save the Date!

January 22 | Washington, DC
2nd Annual CORE Group Open House

October 12-14 | Washington, DC
CORE Group Global Health Practitioner Conference 2020
Technical Working Group & Interest Group Activities
Humanitarian-Development Task Force: Hosted several webinars throughout the fall to showcase learning products on strengthening health systems in humanitarian-development nexus and transition tools (exit monitoring and program adaptation) as part of the ongoing USAID/OFDA-funded project.

Social and Behavior Change: Hosted three SBC Journal Clubs throughout the summer and fall. The first one was on women's experience of IPV and uptake of antenatal care in Sofala, Mozambique; the second on gamification for behavior change; and the most recent one was a critical review of evidence around stunting.

Nutrition: Hosted an online event presenting a study on unhealthy snack foods, diets, and nutritional status during the complementary feeding period among young children in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.

Disability-Inclusive: Convened a TAG Meeting to present on the SRH and Persons with Disability Evidence Gap Map and the Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) campaign for adolescents and young women with intellectual disabilities. The group also discussed proposed workplan for FY20 and had a call for workstream champions.
Member Updates
Food for the Hungry
Food for the Hungry recently launched its Caregiver Mental Health Knowledge Sharing Series . The series aims to promote the exchange of knowledge, evidence, and resources between stakeholders on caregiver mental health; identify opportunities for increased attention to and funding for integration of mental health interventions into health and nutrition programming; and drive future research and implementation to fill current gaps.
ChildHelp Sierra Leone
ChildHelp will be organizing a UHC Day 2019 event on "Localizing the UHC2030 Agenda: Building on What Works" on December 12 in Port Loko District, Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The forum aims to strengthen the connection between local action and global goals, making UHC sustainable, relevant to local needs, owned and led, anchored and internationally supported.
Management Sciences for Health's LeaderNet
MSH LeaderNet launched a self-paced eCourse on youth leadership tailored to young global leaders working to improve health outcomes in their communities and countries around the world. The course includes videos, quizzes and case studies and is also available in French.
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Upcoming Events
December 4 | Washington, DC | Pathfinder International, Humanity & Inclusion, and FP2020

December 6 | Washington, DC | Global Health Council

December 9-11 | Rockville, Maryland | Global Digital Health Network

December 10 | Online | CORE Group's Humanitarian-Development Task Force

SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Annual CORE Group Open House
January 22 | Washington, DC | CORE Group

January 28 - February 2 | Bangkok, Thailand | Prince Mahidol Award Foundation

March 30 - April 3 | Marrakech, Morocco | Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, UNICEF, Soul City Institute for Social Justice, Digital Green, Social Change Factory, Puntos de Encuentro and the American University of Beirut Center for Public Health Practice
Find more upcoming global health events and submit your own:
New Resources
Featured Resource
CORE Group Polio Project (CGPP)
The series of articles highlights the importance of community engagement and community ownership as well as the critical supporting role played by civil society. Authors from India, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Sudan, Kenya and Somalia showcase CGPP's work with frontline community volunteers, mobilizers, and health workers who engage with local communities to effectively reach every home to register pregnant women and newborns, identify unimmunized children, raise awareness about AFP and disease surveillance, and promote polio and other immunizations.
Jobs and Other Opportunities

Call for Speakers for 12th ICT4D Conference in Abuja, Nigeria on April 21-23, 2020

One Health Fellowship Fund with World One Health Congress

Advisor, Early Childhood Development - Advancing Nutrition Program based in Arlington, VA with Save the Children

Research Manager based in Bamako, Mali with Muso

Senior Technical Advisor, Food Security based in Washington, DC with PCI
Find more employment opportunities:
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