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Global Health Community of Practice Webinars

World Vision's Global Health, Nutrition and HIV Community of Practice is a group of people, who share a common interest - Healthy Children For A Healthy World!  The World Vision Global Health CoP Began in 2008 and has over 2500 members from across the globe.  

Join us!  Learn with us!  As a member of the World Vision Global Health, Nutrition and HIV Community of Practice, you will have access to new resources and tools from World Vision's health programming, webinar invitations to speak with Champions for Child Health across the globe, and an avenue to share what YOU are doing in the field of Global Health.

This Month's CoP Discussions:

Mother-Led MUAC Screening - World Vision Niger

The Interest Group for Nutrition is hosting two webinars on April 4 (in English and French) on mother-led MUAC screening, with speakers from both WV and Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA), who researched and developed this innovative approach and implemented in Niger. Evidence from Niger has shown that caregivers are able successfully to measure MUAC and are not inferior to community health workers (CHW), with children being admitted to care earlier and requiring fewer hospitalisations. Additionally, this approach has been shown to cost less to implement than the traditional CHW-led approach. CHWs are the ones who train the mothers and do monitoring, so their roles change, but are not eliminated with this approach. In 2016, WV piloted the approach in Mauritania, in an emergency nutrition and WASH project; the first time it’s been used by any organization in Mauritania.

Here are the links:




And a more general article about the approach, with resources: - currently all the resources are from ALIMA, but WV has developed a toolbox of resources which I’ll upload prior to the webinar (they’re being translated).

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Next Webinars:

  • How To Reach The Most Vulnerable Child

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If you have questions about the Global Health CoP, please direct them to Sarah Crass, Knowledge Management Advisor for Sustaianble Health.  sarah_crass [at] wvi [dot] org

Links to Previous Webex Sessions:

Lessons Learned Reflection on Sierra Leone's 1-Year Ebola-Free Anniversary

Health and Nutrition in Emergencies Framework

Implementation Quality Assurance - IQA Checklists

HIV and Adolescents - a World AIDS Day Discussion

Access - Infant and Maternal Health Programme Evaluation

MOMENT: Mobilizing for Maternal and Neonatal Health Through Birth Spacing and Advocacy

Global Handwashing Day: How the science of habit can enhance behaviour change efforts

Child Health and Nutrition Impact Study: Anatomy of an Endline Evaluation Webinar Recording

Go Baby Go - Early Childhood Development for Ages 0-3 in Haiti and Armenia

Beneficiary Feedback Mechanisms - Listening and Responding To Those Who Matter Most

17 Cases and Counting: CORE Group Polio Project Secretariat Model and India Implementation

BabyWASH Programmes and Coalition

Supporting Community Committees - Progress Report and Training Guides

Trailblazing Leadership in CHW Programme Scale-Up

Zika Virus Response - Latin America and the Caribbean Region

Spiritual Themes and Challenges in Global Health (9 March 2016)

Expanding global impact through Community Health Workers: progress and challenges in counting CHWs

World Vision's Adolescent Health Programming Landscape

Infant Young Child Feeding in Emergencies Webinar

Sports4Development:  Kicking Your Way to Success!

Ebola Response in Sierra Leone:  WV Experience

 Growth Monitoring and Feeding Considerations in Children With Disabilities


Global Engage: TB Strategy

Pediatric HIV:  The New Frontier

Working With Faith Communities For Social Change/ Community Systems Strengthening- Does it Work? What are the Key Learnings? How Do You Measure It?

Opportunities For Integrating Health, Nutrition, and Psychosocial Care

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