A program in rural Uganda that aims to improve maternal and child health by recruiting and training female community members as micro-entrepreneur Community Health Promoters (CHPs). CHPs provide households that have children under five years old with home visits, health education, and basic medical advice; and sell the households certain health products at a discount (e.g., insecticide-treated bednets to prevent malaria, and water purification tablets). CHPs also receive small financial incentives to visit newborns within 48 hours of their birth. The study does not report the program’s cost per household.
Arnold Ventures’ Evidence-Based Policy team continuously monitors and reviews the evaluation literature in international development, as we do in domestic U.S. social policy, to identify programs with credible RCT evidence of important effects on people’s lives. However, given our organization’s focus on U.S. social policy, we only provide “highlights” of our evidence reviews for most international development programs (as shown above), without the accompanying detailed PDF summaries that we provide for U.S. programs.