One Million Community Health Workers

One Million Community Health Workers

The Backpack PLUS Collaboration

The Backpack PLUS Collaboration – a joint initiative between UNICEF, Save the Children, the MDG Health Alliance, the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign, and many other partners – has created a set of tools, including a holistic framework and prototype kit – aimed at empowering and supporting Community Health Workers (CHWs).  CHWs are widely… [ More ]

Olivia Wilde In Senegal with 1 Million Health Workers

In late July, Olivia Wilde traveled to Senegal with the One Million campaign to see firsthand the lifesaving work of Community Health Workers in the region.  “I am thrilled to be a part of this campaign,” said Wilde. “It is essential that people not only see the work that is happening on the ground but… [ More ]

Liberian Assistant Minister of Health Tolbert Nyenswah Visits the Campaign

Liberian Assistant Minister of Health Tolbert Nyenswah, who was recently visiting New York City, had the opportunity to meet with Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute and Special Advisor to the Secretary General of the UN for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Professor Sachs and the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign (1mCHW) team… [ More ]

“CHW Principles of Practice”: A New Framework to Guide CHW Programming

Community Health Worker (CHW) programs have been met with alternating enthusiasm and skepticism by the global health community. Following the Alma Ata declaration, considerable investments were put into training CHWs during the 1970’s and 1980’s, and CHWs were considered central to the “Health for All” agenda.  But as time passed, questions arose about the effectiveness,… [ More ]

A Literature Review: The Case for Community Health Workers

This June a groundbreaking article was published in PLoS One, confirming not only the success of community health workers (CHWs) in low-resource environments, but also the ways that new mobile health technologies can facilitate the improvement and expansion of CHW programs. The article, “Community Health Workers and Mobile Technology: A Systematic Review of the Literature,”… [ More ]