Peace Care’s vision is

“a world with health equity…”

… where quality healthcare will one day be accessible to everyone, even in the farthest reaches of the world. Of course, to achieve this takes a village (as the saying goes) — a worldwide community of education, healthcare and development organizations that can inspire a global network of volunteers and empower them with the tools to create sustainable solutions at the grassroots level. We see the role of Peace Care as facilitator, helping our partners on their way to achieving this.

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Research shows that countries with better primary health care systems have better health overall. Yet the World Health Organization estimates there is a shortage of nearly 4.3 million health care workers globally.

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Peace Care’s vision is a world where quality health care is available to all. To achieve this, Peace Care cultivates global health solutions by creating enduring partnerships between communities of need and resource organizations.

Peace Care mobilizes a global network of volunteers to create sustainable, grassroots solutions.

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Fostering quality primary health care services at the local level in low- and middle-income countries, Peace Care facilitates health equity at the community level through strategic partnerships that leverage the resources of existing institutions.

Local context drives every decision, so each project is different. The full scope of Peace Care’s model is complex, but for every project, Peace Care focuses on bringing the right people and organizations to the table.

Depending on the context, each partnership may comprise the following:

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Peace Care empowers and inspires communities

Peace Care empowers and inspires communities to meet their health service needs and supports academic centers and development agencies to accomplish their goals. The resulting network supports projects that are grassroots and sustainable, creating a better-trained workforce and more accessible health care services across the globe. These collaborations work to:

  • Reduce the global burden of disease
  • Increase the number and quality of health care workers worldwide
  • Strengthen primary health care systems in low-income countries
  • Promote and increase global health research
  • Foster global health education

The Challenge

There are abundant evidence-based policy solutions for strengthening decentralized low- and middle-income country (LMIC) primary health care services; however, adoption is painstakingly slow. The current capacity of LMIC local health systems is often not adequate to support basic primary health care services. This means limited bandwidth to innovate, conduct critical quality improvement or disseminate research.

To remedy this, Peace Care offers partnership management that links:

  1. LMIC community members and health care providers
  2. Peace Corps Posts and Rotary Chapters
  3. U.S. and LMIC academic centers

The result of this collaboration is trained health care providers, service guidelines directed at a locally-prioritized health issue, sustainable health policy and health service implementation research using mixed methods to evaluate the process and impact of the health policy.

Better Care. Better Lives. Better World.

In 2007, the idea for Peace Care was launched and received countless offers of volunteer service and support. In 2010, Peace Care launched its initial pilot project in Senegal, where they provided rural villages with education, equipment and training to screen for cervical cancer, the most common cancer among Senegalese women. 

Additionally, Peace Care introduced the EngenderHealth-developed Client Oriented Provider Efficient (COPE®) cervical cancer quality improvement process, trained 60 health workers in a screening technique, established access to cryotherapy as a treatment of precancers.

In 2011, the partnership approach was piloted with the Jimma and Bonga communities, Ethiopia. This project addressed obstetrical emergencies by implementing the Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics (ALSO®) course to the rural region.

In 2013, Peace Care formed a partnership with Guaymate, Dominican Republic, that focused on quality improvements to local health services. And momentum continues to build as new partnerships are formed, global projects are solidified and the word is spread through research and implementation success.

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