Table 3

Tool for defining three interventions to be used by COHESION

Scoring criteriaPossible intervention 1Possible intervention …
Disease and health system subscoreDoes this intervention impact both NCDs and NTDs?
Can the intervention be implemented at PHC?
Does this intervention positively impact care delivery at PHC?
Does this intervention positively impact UHC?
Subscore =(Total ÷ 4) × 40
Population subscoreDoes the intervention impact adults only (0 points), children only (0.5 points) or all ages (1 point)?
Does the intervention positively address specific issues for vulnerable groups (poor, indigenous and so on)?
Does the intervention positively address specific gender issues?
Subscore =(Total ÷ 4) × 40
Intervention subscoreCan the intervention be delivered for the budget available?
Is this intervention sustainable?
Is this intervention easily scalable?
Can the intervention be easily integrated into existing services?
Subscore =(Total ÷ 4) × 20
TOTAL SCORE= Sum of three subscores
  • NCD, non-communicable diseases; NTD, neglected tropical diseases; COHESION, COmmunity HEalth System InnovatiON; PHC, primary healthcare; UHC, Universal Health Coverage.