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The Local Capacity Initiative (LCI) is born from the desire to put in place a robust system of health care that is fully owned by the community. It is also a strategic approach that aims at boosting the uptake of ANC and PMTCT services in the various health districts.

Through the Local Capacity Initiative (LCI), the CBCHB will create and strengthen support structures, otherwise called dialogue structures in 10 districts to take an active part in leading, supporting, co-financing and co-managing health care programs. This project targets mobilizing, engaging and strengthening stakeholders namely;

District Medical Officers, district management teams, local councils and traditional authorities to own and take the lead in defining their own quality health care and working towards accomplishing it with resources mobilized by them.

This strategy aligns well with PEPFAR’s focus on community engagement to enhance and optimize health service uptake and the sustainability of health programs in resource limited countries such as Cameroon. This approach to health care also fits well with the current drive towards decentralization of services to local councils.

Project objectives

  • To Mobilize stakeholders to take ownership of ANC/PMTCT services to ensure sustainability
  • To revitalize and build the capacities of dialogue structures and rural councils for good governance, co-financing and co-management for sustainability of services
  • To monitor, document and disseminate progress made while building capacities for transitioning to local councils and district.
Local Capacity Initiative (LCI) Project
Traditional rullers during launching of LCI

Traditional rullers during launching of LCI

Project Description Goal

To build the capacities of rural councils and district Management teams through capacity building and supervision for sustainable quality HIV and AIDS services in the NW and SW regions.

Project objectives
  • To Mobilize stakeholders to take ownership of ANC/PMTCT services to ensure sustainability
  • To revitalize and build the capacities of dialogue structures and rural councils for good governance, co-financing and co-management for sustainability of services
  • To monitor, document and disseminate progress made while building capacities for transitioning to local councils and district.

Results dissemination plan

  • Select and share best practices during implementation.
  • Present progress reports at district and regional coordination meetings
  • Hold an end of project meeting with council and traditional leaders and district teams for results dissemination.
  • Neutral health experts will be involved to identify best practices for replication

Key project staff

  • Project Director: Prof. Tih Pius Muffih, MPH, PhD
  • Accountant: Mr. Monju Johnson Vishi, MBA
  • Project Manager SWR: Mrs.  Mboh Khan Eveline, MPH
  • Project Manager NWR: Ms. Kuni Esther, MSc
  • M&E Manager: Mr. Nshom Emmanuel, MSc
  • Project Coordinator NWR: Ms. Abuseh Jacqueline, BSc
  • Project Coordinator SWR: Ms. Ebot Akem, BSc

Districts concerned

North West Region South West Region
Ako Eyumojock
Benakuma Konye
Mbengwi Wabane
Tubah Ekondo Titi
Bafut Bangem