One Million Community Health Workers

One Million Community Health Workers

A Promise Renewed: 2014 Report Released

Last Friday NGOs, governmental organizations, and medical societies from across the world celebrated World Contraception Day! These organizations come together every year to spread the word and raise awareness about contraception and reproductive health. World Contraception Day (WCD) centers on a vision where all pregnancies are wanted. Unfortunately, access to contraception and family planning services… [ More ]

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 ]