What is a Community Health Unit?
This is a health service delivery structure within a defined geographical area covering a population of approximately 5,000 people. Each unit is assigned 2 Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) and community health volunteers who offer promotive, preventative and basic curative health services.
It is governed by a Community Health Committee (CHC) and each Community Health unit is linked to a specific Health facility.
Why Community Health Units?
To bring services closer to the people using innovative approaches that empower them to be responsible for their own health.
Health Services available at a Community Health Unit