Community Support System (CmSS): Proven model for community engagement and mobilizing local resources for health access by disadvantaged populations.

A birth preparedness session with a pregnant woman family
20 March, 2019

Background and overview of CmSS:

The Community Support System (CmSS) model for addressing maternal mortality has been implemented by CARE in Bangladesh since 1999. Its evolution covered three phases: (1) initial development of the approach with documentation; (2) replication of the approach with additional emphasis on documentation and program modifications, such as increased involvement of local government officials; and (3) greater recognition by both local and national MOH, as well as other stakeholders.Read more


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