What we do
Universal Health Coverage
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) aims to ensure that everyone receives the quality services they need, and is protected from health threats without suffering financial hardship. It’s a way of reducing poverty and increasing health security, so that no-one is left behind. Cordaid contributes to UHC by improving the quality of and access to health care systems in some of the world’s most fragile countries. Countries like the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Afghanistan. We do this in close cooperation with local health care providers, national authorities and international stakeholders.
To contribute to UHC, we focus our activities on the two following thematic expertise areas:
Health system strengthening
Results-Based Financing (RBF) is our guiding approach to strengthening health systems. We achieve this by linking payments directly to performance: health care providers receive their payments only after their output has been verified. But RBF is more than a change in the way health care providers are paid. It is a health system reform strategy that introduces checks and balances, motivates staff, and involves private parties as well as communities.
Watch this video on RBF:
Sexual and reproductive health and rights
We empower women, men and young persons to make lifesaving choices related to their own Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). To enable everyone, especially women and young girls, to do this, Cordaid:
- provides SRHR services and information regardless of sex, gender, religion and sexual orientation;
- provides quality SRHR services with the right information to fight misconceptions and taboos;
- promotes youth friendly SRHR services;
- creates an enabling environment to reduce barriers to SRHR.
- Brochure: Delivering SRHR services in fragile contexts (English or French)
- Brochure: Working with religious leaders on sexual and reproductive health (English)
- Brochure: Jeune S3, a program for, with and by the young people (English or French)
Watch this video about Jeune S3, a program for, with and by young people:
Additionally, we also focus on other health-related areas:
Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD)
Changes in demography and disease patterns have led to a fast-growing demand for health services addressing Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Cordaid focuses on the prevention and therapy of cervical cancer by embedding early screening and treatment in local health systems and will attend to other NCDs including chronic illnesses in due time.
Data driven decisions
To further the quality and impact of our health programs, Cordaid develops its expertise on data management. Our data driven projects contribute to more transparency and accountability. Data analysis allows us to constantly monitor our projects, allowing for flexibility and a more efficient allocation or resources. We, but also our donors and beneficiaries, are thus able to make better decisions based on data exploitation.