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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 […]

Innovation Spotlight: Expanding Family Planning Options in...

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 […]

Welcome (back) Shaun Church, our New President

A message from the founder: In May of this year Living Goods will turn 10 years old. Living Goods now stands on its strongest footing since our founding. We have clear proof our model saves lives. On the strength of that evidence in 2016 we are rapidly growing to serve 5 million people – a […]

Scaling Performance Management Tools that Work in Community Health

Last month, leaders from seven countries gathered at Wilton Park with their partners around a common vision: achieving universal access to healthcare and transforming maternal-child health through national scale-up of Community Health Workers (CHWs). These efforts hold the potential to transform the lives of millions and set a convergent course toward global health equity. However, […]


How Living Goods Uses Smart Mobile Tools...

Last summer, Living Goods launched an important test. We asked 30 of our Uganda community health promoters (CHPs) in our Mafubira branch to test out a new set of Android smartphone apps to help them better register, diagnose and treat children and pregnant mothers. We weren’t sure what to expect. Would the agents be comfortable […]

Distribution: The Missing Link Between Design and Impact

By Chuck Slaughter, Founder and CEO The annual Clinton Global Initiative is right around the corner and it’s already got me thinking. Every year CGI brings leaders from all sectors together to tackle the most important issues of our time. Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the mission is simple: to turn ideas into action. It’s […]

Top 5 Tips for Base of the Pyramid Marketing

Earlier this year, Living Goods was featured as one of the world’s pioneer social enterprises at Hystra’s Marketing Innovative Devices to the Base of Pyramid workshop and conference.  It was a meeting of the top minds across the globe working to build robust markets for high-impact products. Alongside 14 other pioneers we spent two days […]

Implementing Incentive Schemes in a Social Enterprise:...

“This job has helped me and my family so much. The extra income helps with school fees, rent and food; it makes a big difference to us. On a personal level, I enjoy the health work very much. It makes me very happy that I am able to nurse my own family, friends and neighbours. […]