Community Monitoring in Health Resources for the Practitioner
Importance of Policy Review?
The bedrock of community monitoring are the health related entitlements that citizens have.
Unfortunately not many among the marginalized are aware of these entitlements. In many cases they are not even aware of the procedures that are necessary to access public services, eg. immunization services, maternal health services etc.
Entitlement awareness is the process which is expected to familiarize the marginalised communities to the policy provisions as well as the programmatic procedures which will enable them to access health care services.
The process of policy review will help to come up with entitlement related information which can then be converted into written material, become part of the mobilization package tools, and form the basis for community monitoring.
The policy review is an essential component of the training curriculum for community mobilisers.