Defeating Childhood Diseases

Watch to see how Ugandan CHW Scovia is working to ensure children receive uninterrupted care despite COVID-19

Millions of children die every year because they lack access to medicines that cost less than a few dollars. Living Goods trains and supports community health workers to educate families to prevent the leading causes of child mortality: malaria, diarrheal disease, and pneumonia, including education about water, sanitation, proper nutrition, and ensuring families seek care promptly when children are sick. When a child falls ill, CHWs provide prompt diagnosis and treatment using our smartphone app, and several simple questions reliably guide CHWs to an accurate diagnosis. The app sends automatic daily text reminders to ensure patients complete the full course of treatment and also flags acute cases for immediate referral to a qualified facility. CHWs follow up on referrals within 48 hours to ensure the patients received proper care. We focus on children under five–particularly newborns and children under one–who are typically at greatest risk. Some CHWs also sell low-cost, high impact health products, such as treated bed nets to prevent malaria and water filters to stop the spread of diarrheal disease.

Watch our Smart Health app at work with our pneumonia diagnostic workflow.

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Commemorating the Anniversary of the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 and Reaffirming Living Goods Support for Commitments Made

January 19, 2021

In 2019, the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 convened over 8,000 individuals in diverse sectors from 170 countries to affirm support for reproductive health and rights.…

Our commitment is to support the Kenyan and Ugandan governments in attaining their commitments to the three zeros by expanding access to high-quality primary healthcare…

 In Uganda, we are supporting the government’s commitments to 1. Promote Universal Access to all methods of family planning and reduce the unmet need for…


Living Goods Pneumonia Workflow

December 1, 2020


Kenya Finally Approves Amoxycillin Treatment

October 15, 2020

In a big win for community health and saving lives, the Pharmacy and Poisons Board—Kenya’s regulatory authority for medicines—has formally approved CHWs distributing amoxicillin tablets to…


Looking Ahead in the Time of COVID

September 29, 2020

Liz Jarman reflects on where Living Goods is halfway through the Audacious Project on the plans we made, our learnings and future goals for strengthening…

What We Planned To Do The Living Goods vision is a world in which every family has access to quality community-based primary care. The goal…

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