One Million Community Health Workers

One Million Community Health Workers

Update from the field: Nigerian CHWs facilitate access to family planning

Happy World Population Day! The Campaign’s Field Specialist for Nigeria, Shehu Makarfi, recently visited the CHW program in Kaduna State to learn about current family planning practices and services promoted by community health workers (CHWs). Mallam Ibrahim Abubakar and Anna Hema Lawrence (pictured on the right with Shehu) are two of the CHWs in Kaduna… [ More ]

A Look Ahead at CHW Financing

As proponents of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), the 1mCHW Campaign promotes the effective use of community health workers (CHWs) as an important service delivery mechanism for achieving UHC in sub-Saharan Africa. CHWs are a core component of the health workforce, ensuring that essential health services are made available to people everywhere, regardless of their geographic… [ More ]

Update from the Field: Nigeria Moves Forward with Operational Roadmap

As we move towards the post-2015 era in global development, community health strategies continue to be proven as powerful mechanisms for achieving health systems change, especially in rural settings. African countries are increasingly adopting the One Million Community Health Worker (1mCHW) Campaign, and investing in community health workers (CHWs), striving to achieve the health-related Millennium… [ More ]

mPowering Frontline Health Workers and the 1mCHW Campaign Join Forces in Ghana

The One Million Community Health Workers (1mCHW) Campaign is pleased to announce that we have partnered with mPowering Frontline Health Workers (mPowering) to assist the Ghanaian Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ghana Health Service (GHS) accelerate the implementation of its national CHW program! Since Ghana publicly released their CHW Roadmap in March 2014, the MOH… [ More ]

Update from the Field: Kenya Hosts Stakeholders Meeting on CHW Planning

Things in Kenya are moving right along! Kenya’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has completed the first draft of their Community Health Workforce Roadmap. The One Million Community Health Workers Campaign (1mCHW Campaign) team is excited to support Kenya in moving forward with the process of designing community health worker (CHW) upgrades. In their efforts to… [ More ]