Mexico has recently implemented a social insurance program called Seguro Popular. Through ethnographic interviews with impoverished farmers in Chiapas, this article presents an analysis of Seguro Popular from the perspective of underserved beneficiaries.
This comprehensive curriculum for Household Development Agents (specialized polyvalent community health workers (CHWs)), trained under a World Bank funded pilot, consists of 8 training units: Human Rights, Community Mobilization & Communication, Cholera, Family Planning, Diarrheal Disease, Vaccination, Reproductive Health, and Nutrition. These units contain standard and widely accepted information and protocols that have been adapted for the Haitian context. They are written in Haitian Creole.
Working with Ministries of Health enables organizations to contribute to the government’s priorities and strengthen the health system. By engaging with ministry officials at all levels, and sharing plans and resources, organizations can better support the communities they serve.