Examining theevidence of under-five mortality reductionin a community-based programme in Gaza, Mozambique Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2007) (Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2007 Aug;101(8):814-22.)
Accelerating progress in achieving the millennium development goal for children throughcommunity-based approaches (Freeman P, Perry H, Gupta SK, Rassekh B, Global Public Health, 03 November 2009). Includes information on Care Groups as a community-based approach.
Final Evaluation ofI-LIFE Malawi (2005-2009): This project only introduced Care Groups after their midterm evaluation, and the final evaluation took place one year after Care Groups were established. Many — but not all — of the criteria for Care Groups were followed. The project saw a 27% reduction in underweight.
Care Group Documents of ARC Cambodia: This project used many elements of the Care Group model, but exceeded the criteria on beneficiaries per CG volunteer. Also, the term “Care Group” was not applied in this project since it was not part of the ARC lexicon.
Other Care Group Reports
Food for the Hungry / Mozambique Care Group Operations Research Report: This Care Group Operational Research report details the results of a qualitative and quantitative study to identify the key components in the effective use of the Care Group model in Mozambique by Food for the Hungry.
Care Group TAG Reportand Appendices (December 2010): A technical advisory group meeting on Care Groups was conducted on 12/8/2010 by the CORE Group and MCHIP. This meeting brought together practitioners of the Care Group (CG) model from a variety of organizations in order to consider what is currently known about the effectiveness of the model and implications for scaling up. Critical questions for the group to consider included whether Care Groups should be scaled up, and if so, how, when, and where does it fit into the types of systems governments are looking at for community health workers around the world.