One Million Community Health Workers

One Million Community Health Workers

Archive: Sep 2013

World Contraception Day

Last year, contraception prevented 188 million unplanned pregnancies. That meant 112 million fewer abortions, 1.1 million fewer newborn deaths, and 150,000 fewer maternal deaths. Although these statistics sound encouraging, we still have a long way to go. Globally, more than 41% of the 208 million pregnancies that occur each year are unplanned. Many of these… [ More ]

Join the Count Towards One Million!

Make your project part of the count towards one million! Join the One Million Community Health Workers (1mCHW) Campaign to show your support for the rapid deployment of one million Community Health Workers (CHWs) in sub-Saharan Africa by 2015. The aim of the 1mCHW Campaign is the expansion of CHW programs in sub-Saharan African countries, scaling… [ More ]

Building relationships for Effective CHW Scale-Up

This month, the One Million Community Health Workers (1mCHW) Campaign team is curating a digital conversation to discuss their recent work. Join the conversation over at CHW Central to see the latest post and discuss key elements to the success of collaborations and effective scale-up. The theme of the conversation is how to best build… [ More ]

Community Health Workers – A Local Solution to a Global Problem

In a new article in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dave A. Chokshi of the Department of Veterans Affairs and Professor Prabhjot Singh of Columbia SIPA, the Earth Institute, and Mount Sinai Hospital suggest that global lessons about how to deliver healthcare in community settings should be available across America. You can find the… [ More ]