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Community-Led Monitoring

Photo: © Isabel Corthier/MSF

While the notion of health monitoring is not new, community monitoring—where recipients of care themselves monitor the quality of health services—is an evolving field. Communities can fill in gaps, verify national- and/or site-level accounts of health service quality, and ensure that services meet the needs of recipients of care. Communities are entitled to know their rights and to have an active role in ensuring that they are being upheld.

Baptiste, S., Manouan, A., Garcia, P. et al.

CLM is an evidence-based model that can help HIV programme managers and service providers identify and address local challenges related to the accessibility, acceptability, affordability and quality of prevention and treatment commodities, services and programmes. Since 2022, the IAS Community-Led Monitoring programme has been advocating for greater understanding and adoption of CLM among stakeholders in the HIV response and more broadly in global health and human rights.

It does so by: 

  • Increasing understanding of CLM methods and outcomes, with access to key materials, to support quality CLM implementation
  • Advocating for a shared global vision in the HIV response on the importance of CLM for HIV and health services more broadly
  • Developing a framework for measuring CLM progress on the road towards outcomes and impact
  • Convening HIV CLM implementers about quality and accountability in health and development programming


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