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Scott commented on Group Care for Child Health

Thanks for the warm feedback Athina. Indeed, we are excited to build out our idea and concept more in moving forward. Keep checking out our idea here and we always welcome suggestions and ideas for improvement.

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Scott commented on Group Care for Child Health

Thanks Irene! As we continue to refine, develop, and prototype, we aim to post more pictures and updates. Stay tuned!

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Scott commented on Group Care for Child Health

Hi Shuting!

Although resources in rural Nepal are scare, we do believe in formalizing roles, providing training, paying, and equipping all of our healthcare staff with the tools for success, especially Nepal's Female Community Health Volunteers. This is critical for healthcare systems strengthening. As far as rotating the CHWLs, I'm not sure if we would do that, since those women are residents of the villages they serve. However, I do think there is potential for mutual collaboration and observation to inform their work. This could be part of the iterative process of feedback.

We're currently working collaboratively to figure out the next stages of prototyping. This will involve insight from OpenIDEO and our community. No, we have not yet convened a meeting of the Community Advisory Board; we're still aiming to have this meeting by the end of the month. An additional, but still important, prototyping session would be with children. However, its worth noting that even though we are broadly targeting all children under 5, much of the focus will be on neonates, infants, and children under 2. In rural Nepal, and indeed in other low- and middle-income countries, under 5 mortality is strongly pulled by neonatal and infant mortality. Still, getting user feedback from children in our communities, is important!

Keep pushing us to be better!