One Million Community Health Workers

One Million Community Health Workers

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 ]

Global Citizens Festival Highlights Health Workers

“We are global citizens…we’re gonna change the world…” With just a few words, Stevie Wonder captured the essence of the Global Citizen Festival this past Saturday on the Great Lawn of Central Park in New York City. This is the second year of the Global Citizen Festival, a major campaign to secure commitments from citizens,… [ More ]

World Contraception Day

Last year, contraception prevented 188 million unplanned pregnancies. That meant 112 million fewer abortions, 1.1 million fewer newborn deaths, and 150,000 fewer maternal deaths. Although these statistics sound encouraging, we still have a long way to go. Globally, more than 41% of the 208 million pregnancies that occur each year are unplanned. Many of these… [ More ]

Join the Count Towards One Million!

Make your project part of the count towards one million! Join the One Million Community Health Workers (1mCHW) Campaign to show your support for the rapid deployment of one million Community Health Workers (CHWs) in sub-Saharan Africa by 2015. The aim of the 1mCHW Campaign is the expansion of CHW programs in sub-Saharan African countries, scaling… [ More ]

Building relationships for Effective CHW Scale-Up

This month, the One Million Community Health Workers (1mCHW) Campaign team is curating a digital conversation to discuss their recent work. Join the conversation over at CHW Central to see the latest post and discuss key elements to the success of collaborations and effective scale-up. The theme of the conversation is how to best build… [ More ]