One Million Community Health Workers

One Million Community Health Workers

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 ]

Notes from the Field: Mapping Community Health Volunteers in Liberia – Findings and Challenges

The Community Health Services Division (CHSD) of Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare is tasked with coordinating the development and implementation of all Community Health services policies, strategies, guidelines in Liberia’ public health sector.  In an effort to increase access to health promotion and case management the Division has developed a number of key… [ More ]

Notes from the Field: Bringing Health Services to the Doorstep

Mahawwa, the mother of a one and half year old, noticed that her son who was seriously ill had been passing watery stools for more than four times a day. She decided to take him to the person she believed to be the “medical expert” of the community. The latter prescribed some antibiotics to Chris,… [ More ]

Notes from the field: Samaritan’s Purse in Liberia

Samaritan’s Purse has been working with the government of Liberia since 2010 to provide health services to rural Liberians, first in the basic package of health services (BPHS) program, and now in the essential package of health services (EPHS) program. As partners, our role is three fold: mentor health facility staff in the supervision of… [ More ]

Launch of the Nigeria Village Health Workers Scheme

The launch of the Village Health Workers (VHWs) Program by the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the 4th of February 2014, through the Office of Special Assistant to the President on Millennium Development Goals (OSSAP-MDG), is a practical demonstration of Federal Government’s commitment towards accelerating the achievement of the Millennium Development… [ More ]