Community-based health and first aid in action (CBHFA)
CBHFA comprises a comprehensive approach to primary health care, first aid and emergency health preparedness at the community level. The CBHFA approach mobilizes communities and their volunteers to use simple tools, adapted to local context to address the priority health needs of a community and to empower them to be in charge of their own development.



Materials and tools

Implementation guide
Volunteer manual
Facilitator guide - Volume 1
Facilitator guide - Volume 2
Trainer's manual
Volunteer toolkit


Community Management

A study of community managed water supply (World Bank)
Capacity building and ownership (WEDC)
Community management of water systems (IRC)
Community managed sanitation program in Kerala (IRC)
Improving community management of boreholes (USAID)
Linking technology choice with O&M (WHO)
Scaling up community management (IRC)
Supporting community choice (IRC)
Taking care of your water supply (IRC)
Water and sanitation management guide (SKAT)
Water supplies managed by rural communities (IRC)
Water user group management (SKAT)
WatSan committee functions, rules, and regulations (ACF)

Community Participation

A poverty reduction approach to WatSan (ODI)
A rights based approach to WatSan (WaterAid)
A tale of two villages (WaterAid)
Beneficiary participation handbook (ALNAP)
Community consultation concept paper
Community led improvements (WEDC)
Community participation in implementing WatSan programs (USAID)
Community participation in planning WatSan programs (USAID)
Contracts or partnerships (WaterAid-Ghana)
Good governance and community participation
Hitosa water supply: A people's project (WaterAid)
Integrated rural WatSan programmes
Methods of initiating community participation (USAID)
Participatory methodology facilitation guide (WaterAid)
Planning with doers and users (WEDC)
PRA: A manual for NGO staff (Connect International)
Tools for development (DfiD)
WallChart community action plan
Stakeholder analysis guidelines one and guidelines two