One Million Community Health Workers

One Million Community Health Workers

Supporting health workers to build healthy communities

One Million Community Health Workers

The mission of the One Million Community Health Workers (1mCHW) Campaign is to accelerate the attainment of universal health coverage in rural sub-Saharan Africa by supporting governments, international partners, UN agencies, and national stakeholders dedicated to community health worker scale-up in the context of health systems strengthening.

We aim to achieve this by:

  1. Advocating for the recognition of CHWs as a formal cadre of health workers
  2. Providing technical assistance to governments and organizations seeking to enhance and scale-up national CHW programs
  3. Urging financing organizations to support CHWs and to motivate countries to increase mobilization of their own resources and to request support from donors until the government no longer need such external support