One Million Community Health Workers

One Million Community Health Workers

Tag Archive: updates from the field

Update from the field: Nigerian CHWs facilitate access to family planning

Happy World Population Day! The Campaign’s Field Specialist for Nigeria, Shehu Makarfi, recently visited the CHW program in Kaduna State to learn about current family planning practices and services promoted by community health workers (CHWs). Mallam Ibrahim Abubakar and Anna Hema Lawrence (pictured on the right with Shehu) are two of the CHWs in Kaduna… [ More ]

Update from the Field: Nigeria Moves Forward with Operational Roadmap

As we move towards the post-2015 era in global development, community health strategies continue to be proven as powerful mechanisms for achieving health systems change, especially in rural settings. African countries are increasingly adopting the One Million Community Health Worker (1mCHW) Campaign, and investing in community health workers (CHWs), striving to achieve the health-related Millennium… [ More ]

Notes from the Field: Training CHWs in Kenya – Lessons Learned

With the support of the Canadian Red Cross (CRC), the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) is implementing a three-year Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) project, designed and funded by the CRC, in 11 communities of Central Pokot, West Pokot County. As an auxiliary to the government, the KRCS always works hand in hand with… [ More ]

Notes from the Field: Working with Communities in Kenya’s North Rift Valley

HealthRight International is a global health and human rights organization working to build lasting access to health for excluded communities. HealthRight began working in the North Rift Valley of Kenya in 2005. HealthRight works closely with communities and establishes local partnerships to deliver health services, while providing training and equipment to improve systems and enable our… [ More ]