A Hub and Spoke Model for Women’s Health based on POCUS and TeleGuidance for Novice Community Users

  • Sustainable Development Goal :3 - Good Health & Well-Being
  • Gender Equality Marker :Gender Responsive (GE2)
  • Testing Country :Israel/Palestine
  • Testing Period :12 months
  • Amount :$238,500

This innovation aims to improve access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic, while supporting immediate workforce strengthening and health system linkage needs through a blended technology and behavioural intervention. The intervention is based on a hub and spoke model, using the World Health Organization (WHO) task shifting concept to train Community Health Workers in Area C of the West Bank to use Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) and remote teleguidance. A tripartite approach such as this which blends the social accompaniment model via community health workers, democratized technology, and cross-border telemedicine, could effectively be used on an expanded basis within remote and resource-limited settings to improve timely diagnostics and access to care while addressing critical issues related to civil society strengthening, women’s empowerment and peacebuilding through health.

Canadian SMO : Canada International Scientific Exchange Program (CISEPO)
Local Partner(s) : United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) - Palestine, Green Land Society for Health and Development (GLSHD), Juzoor for Health and Social Development, Project Rozana, and Salanga
Region : Middle East
Theme : Health & Nutrition

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