We create significant impact

On some of today’s most pressing social challenges

The utility of the project to instil and sustain behavioural changes is striking and unprecedented. While this effect cannot be measured in numbers, it becomes visible when young girls take the floor in front of the whole community or when fathers take their children to the vaccination appointments.
Michael Steffens, Outcome Harvesting Assam Project, 2019.

The Assam Project: a treasure trove of learning

Three years of supporting facilitators and communities in Assam, India, has provided us with huge opportunities for learning. The result is well worth waiting for!

EVALUATIONS OF THE IMPACT AND RESULTS OF OUR WORK IN THE FIELDS

The SALT Approach was appropriate for the objective of changing attitudes and behaviors toward vaccination acceptance” (…) “a longer time frame could assure that changes would be adopted long-term and that the new attitudes would transfer to nearby communities not directly engaged in the project. *

* Extract of CDC, Report on the Global Immunization Division Research Program 2011–2013 “Using the SALT Approach to Increase Acceptance of Polio Vaccination Among Religious Communities in Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congo“.

The Malaria Competence process is very likely to foster a strong sense of community ownership. The self-assessment process led to a surge in community-led initiatives to create greater community awareness around malaria. It can be used for monitoring and evaluation, particularly when the assessments are documented and repeated on a regular basis. The National Malaria Control Programme in The Gambia believes that the Malaria Competence approach is instrumental in building sustainable community responses to malaria control.

The Roll Back Malaria/PATH evaluation of Malaria Competence in 9 African countries (2009)

The AIDS Competence Process is an effective approach in combating HIV/AIDS through local empowerment and should be continued and expanded. It meets local needs and its consistent support resulted in sustained local actions. For its low-cost but often labor intensive input of resources, the output has been substantial – awareness, empowerment, plans and actions regarding both HIV/AIDS and related social and other issues.

The WHO-UNICEF evaluation of AIDS Competence in Papua New Guinea (2009)

Between 83% and 87% [of AIDS Competence Process users] are satisfied and confident that the program achieves impact within communities, based on the experiential outcomes that they see or perceive within their communities.

Cost-effectiveness—efficiency varies from US$ 0.10 to US$ 2.00 per person reached (>1 Million). Costs/reach may become negligible as AIDS Competence Programme methods and knowledge spread in communities. Costs per Satisfied User likely to spread the process currently vary between US$ 1.00 to US$ 4.50.

The UNAIDS evaluation of AIDS Competence (June 2005)

 

PUBLICATIONS – BOOKS

  • Four principles of Community-Based Primary Health Care, Support, Appreciate, Learn/Listen, Transfer (SALT)
    Marlou de Rouw, Alice Kuan, Philip Forth, Rituu B. Nanda and Luc Barrière-Constantin (2020). Chapter 6 in Achieving Health for All, Primary Health Care in Action. Edited by David Bishai PhD, MD, MPH, and Meike Schleiff, MSPH, DrPH.
    For sale here
  • What Makes Us Human, the story of a shared dream
    Jean-Louis Lamboray (2016), Balboa Press.
    “You can read it all in one breath, but then you feel the need to go back to it again to have a longer taste of those situations, attitudes, words that make a person contemplate different possibilities that allow for a life change.” Maria José Vazquez.
    For sale here
  • Sida : La bataille peut être gagnée [AIDS: There is another way], Jean-Louis Lamboray and Jean Legastelois (2004), Les Editions de l’Atelier.
    “He conveys a powerful message that is so simple that it transcends all ideological debates: “It’s the people that matter.” This lesson is both an inspiration and a powerful message about development theory.” Joseph Decostas
    For sale here
    English translation here

 

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Learning from SALT-CLCP experience

“As a result of engaging and listening to the people on the ground, our plan has completely changed”.

  • On creating communities of practitioners – Rituu B. Nanda (March 2015), ‘Stories from The Constellation‘, AI Practitioner, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2013: p.25.

“How do you create, maintain, and transform “common unities” among practitioners, inspired by Appreciative Inquiry and strengths-focused approaches?”

All four villages revealed that: To date, no infant, child and maternal deaths were recorded since April 2009 after the facilitation of the Malaria Competence Approach. There is improved sanitation in the villages as youths are mobilized to carry out brushing around the villages”.

  • AIDS Competence – Jean-Louis Lamboray (December 2007), ‘AIDS: let us learn from those who progress‘.
  • Thierry Goorden (October 2007), ‘Médecin itinérant‘ [Itinerant Doctor], Journal des Médecins, No. 1868.

Participatory Action Research

 

“Men reluctantly agreed that to realise the vision of the village they wanted, something needed to be done about the drinking. Women agreed that slapping men might feel good but was unlikely to motivate them or to result in a happier family or community life.”

This publication mentions SALT as an approach giving action researchers “more confidence” and dream building “helped the group to find a purpose.

Using SALT in Evaluation

  • Dr Rajib Nandi, Rituu B. Nanda and Shiny Saha (2018), ‘Sense of ownership as capacity building: Experience of using SALT amongst domestic workers for systematic self assessment‘, New Directions for Evaluations: Visibility, Voice and Value, ISBN: 9789351249221, Author: Brahmachari, Aniruddha, Ghosh, Samik.

The story and mission of The Constellation and SALT-CLCP

  • Jean-Louis Lamboray (October 2017), La source de SALT [The source of SALT], interviewed in French by Patricia Spletinckx, The New Workers, episode No.45.

Reflections on the SALT approach

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