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“She’s more than just a health worker. She is like my mother.”

  Aisha is a 14-year-old orphan who lives with her grandmother in the Mityana district of Uganda. After being abandoned by the man who got her pregnant, Aisha and her grandmother sought pregnancy advice and support from their local Community Health Promoter Janat.  “[Community Health Promoter Janat] told me to go to antenatal visits,” Aisha […]

Innovation Spotlight: Expanding Family Planning Options in Uganda

By: Sarah Bernstein, Living Goods Innovation Manager Uganda has one of the highest fertility rates and population growth rates in the world—putting the health of mothers and children at serious risk. It’s estimated that the simple act of birth spacing and access to family planning methods can reduce maternal mortality by 30 percent and child […]

Accelerating Growth and Learnings with the Help of the Innovation Investment Alliance!

  We’re pleased to announce an exciting new funding partnership with the Innovation Investment Alliance (IIA) to expand our growing network of Community Health Promoters (CHPs) in Uganda and support our vision of providing every mother and child across the developing world with life-saving health services. IIA is a dynamic funding and learning partnership between […]

Living Goods Kenya Trains, Equips, and Empowers 1,000 Community Health Promoters!

By: Liz Jarman, Living Goods Kenya Country Director In July 2015, our first class of Living Goods Kenya Community Health Promoters–known as community health volunteers (CHVs) in Kenya–graduated in Busia County, brimming with pride. If you could be a fly on the wall at a Living Goods graduation, you would see how inspiring and joyous […]

Our Biggest Health Achievements of 2016!

  As we look back on the past year and ahead to 2017, we’re humbled by the progress that has been made thanks to our partners, funders, team, and supporters. Our vision is ambitious: to provide every mother and child with a trained, stocked, and motivated community health worker. But we know that it is […]

Celebrating Community Health Promoters on International Women’s Day!

Living Goods Community Health Promoter Rita visits Susan and her three young children.  On International Women’s Day, we’re taking a moment to celebrate our dedicated and compassionate Community Health Promoters, and the mothers and children they serve. Amid tightening global health budgets and damaging policies that may restrict women’s access to critical services such as family […]

Transforming Community Health: Study Demonstrates 27 Percent Reduction in Child Mortality

A little over a decade ago, Living Good launched an innovative model that seeks to transform the way community health is delivered. Community health workers are often the first and only link to health services and care for millions of families. Unfortunately, many community health systems across the globe face challenges that severely thwart their […]

Living Goods Partners with USAID to Improve Health Care in Kenya

We’re very excited to share that Living Goods been awarded $5 million from the Development Innovations Ventures (DIV) program at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to expand our growth in Kenya—providing more families with affordable, high-quality health care and services. Read more in this USAID press release issued on Thursday. “We are proud […]

Living Goods on-stage with partners at Clinton Global Initiative

Finance Alliance for Health Launches at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting!

This week, Living Goods Founder Chuck Slaughter joined an impressive group of global health leaders at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting to announce the launch of the Financing Alliance for Health. The new alliance is an innovative partnership between governments, organizations, and agencies to help governments design and fund effective community health programs in […]

Living Goods wins 2016 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship

Earlier today the Skoll Foundation announced it is awarding Living Goods and Chuck Slaughter a 2016 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. In the words of the foundation “The Skoll Awards distinguish transformative leaders whose organizations are disrupting the status quo, driving large-scale equilibrium change, and are poised to create even greater impact on the world.” Past awardees include Kiva, […]