|Community Monitoring in Health Resources for the Practitioner|
Importance of developing relationships with health functionaries and public officials
• Community monitoring for health is a mutually engaging process between the community and health providers and it is important to take on board the health functionaries as important stake holders.
• Community monitoring operates based on the assumptions of compact at the policy level and the commitment of the government to engage the community in the process of health service delivery.
• Relationship building with the health functionaries at various levels opens up spaces for the community to interact directly with the health functionaries in order to sustain their advocacy for health entitlements.