Community-led monitoring combines systematic and routine data collection by communities with evidence-based advocacy to improve the governance and quality of HIV and health services. It is an effective tool to increase the accountability of decision-makers in national governments, health service agencies, and global health funders. This is critical, as “in many contexts, people living with and affected by HIV are low in the priority of decision-makers.” By using community-led monitoring, communities can bring local knowledge and insights to improve the services they need.
The O’Neill Institute’s Global Health Policy & Politics Initiative is collaborating with leading HIV, Human Rights, and public health leaders to support community-led monitoring efforts.
Our recent work includes:
- A White Paper that reviews the concepts and sets out a definition for this work: Community-Led Monitoring of Health Services: Building Accountability for HIV Service Quality
- Supporting the Ritshidze project in South Africa–a collaboration with the Treatment Action Campaign, PLHIV sector of South Africa, Health GAP and amfAR to implement CLM. Check out this article on Ritshidze.