Integrated Community Based Initiatives (ICOBI)

Renewed emphasis on the primary health care approach and high demand for basic services in rural and hard-to-reach areas has driven the need for alternative methods of basic health service delivery such as Mobile Health Units (MHUs). ICOBI is using an integrated model, including trucks, bicycles or foot travel to nearby communities to deliver the much needed health services. In order to increase awareness of and demand for the clinical services provided, ICOBI will often advertise the clinic times and locations through loudspeaker announcements, banners, pamphlets, and door-to-door visits by volunteers or auxiliary health workers.

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