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Community Health Workers: Effective teamwork brings us one step closer to health for all!

Dr. Diana Nambatya Nsubuga, Uganda Deputy Country Director, Community Health Partnerships  This post first appeared on the Frontline Health Workers Coalition’s blog.   When a mother brought her one-month-old baby son to Margaret, a community health worker (CHW) in Uganda, Margaret was instantly concerned. As a CHW, Margaret is trained to diagnose and treat common […]

This World Health Worker...

This World Health Worker Week, Living Goods is celebrating the accomplishments of community health workers (CHWs) around the world! An essential part of the primary health care system, CHWs are often the unsung heroes delivering health services to the most hard-to-reach communities. By bringing quality care to a family’s doorstep, CHWs save lives, contain health […]

Building Momentum toward UHC at AHAIC

Stephen Odindo and Howard Akimala In early March, more than 1,500 health stakeholders from around Africa met in Kigali, Rwanda for the Africa Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC), the largest health-related conference in the continent. With a theme of achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030, Rwanda was the natural host for the conference. The […]

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...

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...

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 […]