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Engaging Policymakers to Accelerate Universal Health Coverage

By Dr. Diana Nambatya Nsubuga Living Goods Uganda Deputy Country Director – Community Health Partnerships For more than 70 years, the movement to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) has been about advancing the fundamental human right every person has to a healthy and productive life. Each December, UHC Day serves as the global, annual rallying […]

Bridging the gap to health and wealth: the role of community health workers in increasing access to family planning

By: Megan Kelly Did you know that experts estimate that the health and economic benefits arising from achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health services by 2030 and eliminating the unmet need for modern contraception by 2040 would translate into a savings of $120 for each dollar spent? This statistic was in the spotlight at this […]

Putting Communities at the Heart of the Primary Health Conversation

By Crystal Lander, Director of Advocacy  When the global community renewed its commitment to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) we made a promise to secure health access for all and to prioritize hard-to-reach populations. Community health programs are well positioned to serve these populations and are critical for countries to achieve UHC. Yet, despite decades […]

Accountability Key to Sustaining Frontline Health Worker Successes

By: Living Goods’ Nayantara Watsa for the Frontline Health Workers Coalition Frontline health workers require the support of strong health systems to thrive and improve the lives of those they serve. Conversely, health systems and their associated governments require a robust community health workforce that can deliver the services that resource-poor public health facilities often […]

The ERP Digitization Journey for Living Goods

Part 1: Building the Foundation By Alfred Wise, Director of Strategic Growth Initiatives Note:  I wanted to share some key insights gleaned from setting up an Enterprise Resource Planning system and digitizing the operations of Living Goods in two posts, with a focus on documenting all the things I wish I had known before we […]

Ensuring Equitable Service Delivery

By Brad Presner, Director of Analytics, Living Goods Although my colleagues and I have long believed that Living Goods was doing a good job of expanding access to health care in the poorest communities, in reality, we struggled to prove that with any empirical certainty. And so, when I first learned about Metrics for Management’s […]

Community health workers lifesaving duty to new mothers

By Edwine Omondi Ouma and Taylor Capizola Violet and Milka are two Kenyan mothers who have used nutrition and education to provide a healthy foundation for their infant children, and it is thanks to services provided by Living Goods’ community health workers (CHWs). Dedicated CHWs, like Madam Evelyn Nanjala in Kenya, go door to door to […]

Community health workers key to solving community-wide epidemics

By Edwine Omondi Ouma & Taylor Capizola Penina Kerubo, a Living Goods community health worker (CHW), usually spent her days going door-to-door in Mokumbo, Kenya, educating and treating mothers, families, and children. While she mainly focused on treating individual cases of malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhea, she never expected she’d have to save her entire community. But […]

Welcoming Liz Jarman as our New CEO!

  We have some truly exciting and important news: We have a new leader who is going to take Living Goods to great new heights! In May, the Living Goods Board of Directors announced they had selected our outstanding colleague Liz Jarman as our next Chief Executive Officer, moving our organization’s top leadership from San Francisco to our […]

The blended financing road to UHC must go through the community

This blog post was co-written by Living Goods and Katey Linskey of Last Mile Health. The 71st World Health Assembly (WHA) was Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus’ first as the Director General of the World Health Organization. As expected, expectations were high, and the conversation around the World Health Organization’s (WHO) main theme—Universal Health Coverage (UHC)—was serious and solution-driven. Though there […]