One Million Community Health Workers

One Million Community Health Workers

Backpack Plus Project

On June 17, 2013, the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign together with UNICEF, Save the Children, the MDG Health Alliance, and frog design launched a blog to share updates from the Backpack PLUS project: The Backpack PLUS project is a multi-phase initiative intended to develop a set of solutions that empowers community health… [ More ]

Health information in the language of the reader, not of the author

Better access to healthcare starts with improving health literacy. In areas with too many patients and too few doctors people suffer or die for lack of information, rather than for lack of medication. In such a setting health information is crucial, but this must be in the language of the user, not of the author…. [ More ]

First National Planning Workshop — A Success!

The Tanzanian government hosted the first multi-country national planning workshop of the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign on April 14-18. Delegates from eight sub-Saharan African countries—Comoros, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, and Zanzibar—participated in the four-day workshop. Country teams worked with members of the Campaign’s secretariat and other partners on plans to scale-up… [ More ]

CHWs Serve as Water Educators

Unclean water and poor hygiene remain key problems to solve in the Millennium Villages, but Community Health Workers are serving as educators and health advocates to change this. In the process, they are encouraging long-term lifestyle changes and reducing disease incidence. While the seventh Millennium Development Goals’ target is to reduce the proportion of the global… [ More ]