The outbreak of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges to the organisational health of community-based organisations (CBOs) especially in the global south. CBOs are important public health system stakeholders as they provide numerous, often highly valued COVID-19 response services to the members of their communities. The Coronavirus pandemic has broadened and increased the complexities related to the operations and strategic focus for most CBOs. Therefore, concerns about CBOs’ capacity for sustainability have become essential as it has significant implications for achieving the sustainable development goals.
This opinion piece will focus on the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and shifting donor priorities on the state of the civil society sector in today’s “corona” socio-economic context and what it means to leaders of CBOs in creating long-term viability.
This piece would also focus on realistic strategies to implement a long-term sustainability plan within a crisis and how to sustain its outcomes beyond the crisis.
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