One Million Community Health Workers

One Million Community Health Workers

Improved Data on Community Health Workers Critical to Achieving Global Health Goals

Report by alliance of top US-based organizations urges nations to maximize impact of CHWs by defining core competencies Cape Town, South Africa, September 29, 2014 – A new report finds that developing nations’ ability to deal with pressing health challenges like HIV/AIDS and ensuring maternal and newborn survival will be strengthened by creating a common… [ More ]

CHWs Around The World (Part III): Mongolia’s Feldshers

Over the last few months, we’ve been highlighting best practices from some of the most unique and successful community health worker (CHW) programs from around the world. Although the One Million Community Health Workers (1mCHW) Campaign only works in sub-Saharan Africa, we recognize the impressive work that these diverse initiatives are doing to break down… [ More ]

Professor Jeffrey Sachs and Millennium Promise Lead Team To Support Government Of Guinea On Rapid Ebola Response

NEW YORK, September 25, 2014 – Professor Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University will lead a team at the NGO Millennium Promise to support the Government of Guinea in its rapid Ebola response. The work, which begins immediately, will focus on four core activities: The rapid design and implementation of a real-time, national-scale informatics system. Based… [ More ]

Community Health Workers: Conceiving a Better Future

As World Contraception Day approaches, the One Million Community Health Workers (1mCHW) Campaign would like to highlight the positive effects contraception has had on increased birth outcomes and children’s health. Community health workers (CHWs) have been pivotal to these efforts. They provide much needed access to contraception and family planning methods and play a central… [ More ]

The Role of mHealth in CHW Programs and Beyond

From August 27th – 29th Dimagi, Inc. and the Grameen Foundation hosted a MoTECH Suite Workshop in Accra, Ghana that was attended by our field specialist, Amy. MoTECH Suite is an open source software platform that enables organizations to deploy and manage a wide range of mobile health (mHealth) applications. The MoTECH Suite Workshop explored… [ More ]