Bridge worked to facilitate the implementation of the harmonized community intervention strategy whose goal is to ensure that at least 80% of the population adopts conducive practices to the promotion of healthy behaviours, the prevention and integrated management of diseases (Malaria, Acute Respiratory Infections, Diarrhoea, Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Malnutrition, Onchocerciasis, Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, etc.) including combating violence and promoting FP at community level, especially in priority intervention areas.
Bridge covers three health districts in the South West Region. Bridge was tasked with facilitating the implementation of Community Based Interventions in these districts which involved overseeing the day-to-day activities of recruited Community Health Workers (CHW) in their respective communities. In order to intensify the awareness of communities on the use of long-lasting insecticide treated nets as a means to protect them from malaria, which has been the number one killer disease in Cameroon for decades, Bridge through the community workers carried out a series of educational activities with the support of state health personnel working at the health districts and health areas.
» Continuously revise with CHWs the process on BCC, Advocacy, Counselling, home visits, diagnosis of uncomplicated malaria, educational talks, refer cases of early malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and pregnant women to the hospital (for ANC), etc. These CHWs work directly with the community in their homes, groups, during clinical sessions, and during public gatherings such as national days, cultural festivals, etc. on malaria control and prevention, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS.
» Carry out monthly and quarterly supervision of all CHWs in the health districts covered by Bridge.
» Organize quarterly project coordination meetings with the CHWs at each of the Health Districts at health area levels with objectives to identify challenges faced by the CHW and develop local solutions to handle such difficulties.