One Million Community Health Workers

One Million Community Health Workers

mPowering Frontline Health Workers and the 1mCHW Campaign Join Forces in Ghana

The One Million Community Health Workers (1mCHW) Campaign is pleased to announce that we have partnered with mPowering Frontline Health Workers (mPowering) to assist the Ghanaian Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ghana Health Service (GHS) accelerate the implementation of its national CHW program! Since Ghana publicly released their CHW Roadmap in March 2014, the MOH… [ More ]

Update from the Field: Kenya Hosts Stakeholders Meeting on CHW Planning

Things in Kenya are moving right along! Kenya’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has completed the first draft of their Community Health Workforce Roadmap. The One Million Community Health Workers Campaign (1mCHW Campaign) team is excited to support Kenya in moving forward with the process of designing community health worker (CHW) upgrades. In their efforts to… [ More ]

Committing to CHWs: Preparing for the post-2015 development agenda

This week, Ministers of Health from all over the globe are convening at the 66th World Health Assembly (WHA), the World Health Organization’s decision-making body. The assembled governments have the power to call for stronger, concrete action on health workforce issues, specifically targeting the frontlines of care. On this occasion, let’s revisit some recent commitments… [ More ]

One Million Community Health Workers Campaign Announces Launch of CHW Profiles

Currently, it is difficult for the global community to assess the state of the world’s community health workers. How many community health workers are out there? Who do they work in partnership with? What services do they offer? How are national programs designed? What are the different components to look at when considering scale-up? In… [ More ]

Top 5 myths about CHWs…and why they are wrong

Sometimes we hear people say something like: “Community Health Workers are an expensive, unreliable way to fill gaps in rural health care coverage.” Have you ever heard that? The 1mCHW Campaign promotes the effective use of community health workers (CHWs) in achieving universal health coverage, and works to increase knowledge about the importance of CHWs… [ More ]