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Building Political Will: Living Goods Hosts Field Visits for Parliamentarians in Uganda

Dr. Diana Nambatya Nsubuga, Uganda Deputy Country Director, Community Health Partnerships With 72% of Uganda’s population living far from health centers, bringing health care to the doorsteps of families through strong community health programs is vital to improving the country’s health outcomes. Leaders in Uganda’s health and political sectors have long recognized this, in 2001 […]

Community Health: A Win-Win for Women

Emilie Chambert, Country Director, Living Goods Uganda Before 2018, Reginah Nassolo would often ask her adult children for health assistance. But, since becoming a community health worker (CHW) in Uganda’s Lowero district in February of 2018, her children have been calling on her instead, so that she can provide health care to her grandchildren. Supported […]

International Women’s Day 2019: There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women

By Sister Betty Elizabeth Kawala, Acting District Health Officer- Mayuge District Local Government, Uganda This International Women’s Day, I have been thinking a lot about empowerment. A multi-dimensional process, empowerment enables individuals or a group of individuals to realize their full identity and powers in all spheres of life. In Uganda, women’s empowerment is a […]

Living Goods @AHAIC2019

This week, more than 1,500 policymakers, civil society representatives, technical experts, innovators, scientists, and youth leaders will converge on the Kigali Convention Center in Rwanda for the African Health Agenda International Conference 2019. This convening is expected to be one of the largest health convenings in Africa and will be a platform for new ideas and […]

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 […]