One Million Community Health Workers

One Million Community Health Workers

Make Recife Count: Adapt Human Resources for Health to the Universal Health Care Agenda

Worldwide, there are severe shortfalls in the health workforce—not just in the quantity of doctors, nurses and other health workers, but in their management, performance and geographical distribution. These shortfalls are particularly glaring in light of the global movement for universal health coverage (UHC), progress towards which will require a high-functioning workforce. This month’s 3rd… [ More ]

Thinking Big to End Premature Births: Commentary on Prevention and Care of Preterm Births and the Every Newborn Action Plan

In honor of World Prematurity Day, Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) hosted their third annual discussion on premature births at the United Nations (UN) on Friday, November 15th. In partnership with 13 other organizations, EWEC brought together a diverse group of individuals to engage in a discussion about the prevention and care of preterm births… [ More ]


The One Million Community Health Workers (1mCHW) Campaign has launched the Operations Room!  The Operations Room is a web-based information dashboard that tracks Community Health Worker (CHW) operations across rural low-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa.  The overall goal of the Operations Room is to provide information on CHW counts, population coverage and basic workforce analytics…. [ More ]

MDGs Featured at the United Nations: 1mCHW and the Global Agenda

The United Nations (UN) convened a series of high-level meetings a few weeks ago to discuss global progress toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the roadmap for the post-MDG development agenda. The MDGs are a set of eight international objectives established by the UN in 2000 – objectives that all UN member states… [ More ]

World Polio Day and the Role of Community Health Workers

As World Polio Day nears on October 24, 2013, let’s review five facts you may not have known about polio (taken from the WHO website): 1) We are 99.9% of the way to eradicating polio globally: In 1988, the WHO, UNICEF and the Rotary Foundation came together at the World Health Assembly to create the… [ More ]