Voice and accountability in the health sector

Helpdesk Query:

Write a report to identify: 1) Useful sources on assessment of voice and accountability (V&A); 2) Examples of V&A in the Bangladesh health sector; and 3) Different models of V&A.

Summary:

Useful sources on assessment of voice and accountability (V&A) include: a systematic review on health facility committees, a review of community accountability at peripheral health facilities, a technical brief on strengthening V&A in health sector, and assessment of health centre committees on performance and resource allocation.

Assessment of specific initiatives include: schemes in Burundi, health facility committees in Kenya, a community-based monitoring project in Uganda, and a female community health volunteer programme in Nepal.

Examples of V&A in the Bangladesh health sector include: a Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Committee, the use of SMS for monitoring hospital services, and stakeholder committees for essential service package users.

 

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