One Million Community Health Workers

One Million Community Health Workers

Notes from the Field: Overcoming Challenges in CHW Recruitment

Lwala Community Alliance is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to build the capacity of the people of North Kamagambo, Kenya to improve their own comprehensive well-being. One of the key programs is in community and preventive health. Lwala Community Alliance employs an extensive community health network which uses community members as the drivers and… [ More ]

Simple Solutions for Serious Problems: Community Health Workers’ use of iCCM is discussed at the 2014 iCCM Evidence Review Symposium in Accra, Ghana

This piece was co-authored by Justine Marshall & Cindil Redick This week, UNICEF, the World Health Organization, Save the Children, USAID, and other organizations are hosting a review of evidence in support of the integrated community case management (iCCM) of common childhood illnesses – a strategy to deliver high quality care to children in the… [ More ]

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 ]