In Uganda, Malaria Consortium’s inSCALE project has been training community health workers to facilitate village health clubs in their communities.
In Kigungu, a small fishing village on the shores of Lake Albert two community health workers - Kabagenyi Scovia and Kiiza Langton - are facilitating a village health club called ‘Collective Voice’.
Village health club meetings provide a forum where community health workers and community members can work together to identify child health challenges. The clubs put community assets - such as village networks, personal experience, local knowledge and creativity - at the centre of local efforts to improve child health.
As part of the "Collective Voice" club in Kigungu, the community members are running a credit and savings initiative to support potential medical expenses and other development activities in the community.