One Million Community Health Workers

One Million Community Health Workers

Committing to CHWs: Preparing for the post-2015 development agenda

This week, Ministers of Health from all over the globe are convening at the 66th World Health Assembly (WHA), the World Health Organization’s decision-making body. The assembled governments have the power to call for stronger, concrete action on health workforce issues, specifically targeting the frontlines of care. On this occasion, let’s revisit some recent commitments… [ More ]

One Million Community Health Workers Campaign Announces Launch of CHW Profiles

Currently, it is difficult for the global community to assess the state of the world’s community health workers. How many community health workers are out there? Who do they work in partnership with? What services do they offer? How are national programs designed? What are the different components to look at when considering scale-up? In… [ More ]

Top 5 myths about CHWs…and why they are wrong

Sometimes we hear people say something like: “Community Health Workers are an expensive, unreliable way to fill gaps in rural health care coverage.” Have you ever heard that? The 1mCHW Campaign promotes the effective use of community health workers (CHWs) in achieving universal health coverage, and works to increase knowledge about the importance of CHWs… [ More ]

Achieving universal health coverage: CHWs are at the root of the solution, new study shows
Photo Credit: Ivy Mushamiri

An exciting recent publication from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health builds on the momentum from 2013 around Community Health Workers (CHWs) and their vital role in the movement towards primary health care and achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The article — “Community Health Workers in Low-, Middle-, and High-Income Countries:… [ More ]

Dreaming of an end to malaria in our lifetime: Dare to dream with us?

Some folks are dreaming of an end to malaria in our lifetime – not through persistent vector control, or diagnosis and treatment efforts alone, but through vaccination. Of course, there isn’t a malaria vaccine yet, but what if there were one? What role could Community Health Workers (CHWs) play in helping to end malaria with… [ More ]