This Community Health Systems (CHS) Catalog country profile is the 2016 update of a landscape assessment that was originally conducted by the Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) project in 2014. The CHS Catalog focuses on 25 countries deemed priority by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Population and Reproductive Health, and includes specific attention to family planning (FP), a core focus of the APC project. The update comes as many countries are investing in efforts to support the Sustainable Development Goals and to achieve universal health coverage while modifying policies and strategies to better align and scale up their community health systems. The purpose of the CHS Catalog is to provide the most up-to-date information available on community health systems based on existing policies and related documentation in the 25 countries. Hence, it does not necessarily capture the realities of policy implementation or service delivery on the ground. APC has made efforts to standardize the information across country profiles, however, content between countries may vary due to the availability and quality of the data obtained from policy documents.
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