One Million Community Health Workers

One Million Community Health Workers

Archive: Feb 2014

Notes from the Field: Training CHWs in Kenya – Lessons Learned

With the support of the Canadian Red Cross (CRC), the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) is implementing a three-year Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) project, designed and funded by the CRC, in 11 communities of Central Pokot, West Pokot County. As an auxiliary to the government, the KRCS always works hand in hand with… [ More ]

Notes from the Field: Working with Communities in Kenya’s North Rift Valley

HealthRight International is a global health and human rights organization working to build lasting access to health for excluded communities. HealthRight began working in the North Rift Valley of Kenya in 2005. HealthRight works closely with communities and establishes local partnerships to deliver health services, while providing training and equipment to improve systems and enable our… [ More ]

Notes from the Field: The Community Health Management Information System in Liberia

It is well known that “only what gets measured gets attention”. The availability of information on health services performance can empower Community Health Workers (CHWs) and their supervisors to improve the quality of the community-based health services. Also, there is a need to link the health information generated by CHWs to the facility-based routine health… [ More ]

Notes from the Field: Mapping Community Health Volunteers in Liberia – Findings and Challenges

The Community Health Services Division (CHSD) of Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare is tasked with coordinating the development and implementation of all Community Health services policies, strategies, guidelines in Liberia’ public health sector.  In an effort to increase access to health promotion and case management the Division has developed a number of key… [ More ]

Notes from the Field: Bringing Health Services to the Doorstep

Mahawwa, the mother of a one and half year old, noticed that her son who was seriously ill had been passing watery stools for more than four times a day. She decided to take him to the person she believed to be the “medical expert” of the community. The latter prescribed some antibiotics to Chris,… [ More ]