Saving Newborn Lives

We place a strong emphasis on ensuring that newborns can access life-saving community-based primary health services. The first month of life carries the greatest risk of child mortality; WHO data indicates that 7,000 newborns die every day, and their mothers also face some of the greatest health risks immediately post-partum. Our mobile app enables CHWs to track mothers throughout their pregnancies–from the first point of contact through labor–and ensure that every child is visited within their first 48 hours to identify any danger signs, ensure the baby is immediately and exclusively breastfed, kept warm, and remains free from infection. Follow-up protocols enable ongoing visits to happen at regular intervals. CHWs don’t merely assess and treat common childhood illnesses for children under age one, they also play a strong role in educating the mother on health issues and instilling positive behavior change.

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Update

Story of Impact: Community health saved lives during the crisis

February 15, 2021

COVID-19 has overwhelmed health systems worldwide, leading to worrisome drops in essential health services for preventable, yet deadly diseases. Many facilities in Kenya and Uganda…

MALARIA: CHW treatments or referrals increased 99% in Kenya’s malaria-endemic areas and soared 138% in Uganda. Malaria is also a pandemic and represented 16% of…

DIARRHEA: CHW treatments or referrals increased 46% in Uganda and 48% in Kenya in 2020. Diarrheal disease is the second leading cause of deaths of…

PNEUMONIA: CHW treatments or referrals increased 62% in Uganda and 42% in Kenya. Pneumonia is the single largest cause of infectious disease death for children…

IMMUNIZATION: A greater number of children received life-saving vaccinations. Within Living Goods-supported CHWs’ catchment areas, the number of children completing necessary immunizations increased 11% in…

FAMILY PLANNING: Couple-years protection (CYP) per CHW increased 39% in Uganda, averting 15,070 unwanted pregnancies in 2020. Since family planning counseling is sensitive and often…

MATERNAL AND NEWBORN HEALTH: 94% of Kenyan women and 90% of Ugandan women supported by a CHW gave birth at a health facility. Given the…

Reports

Living Goods 2020 Year-End Report

February 15, 2021

Video

Living Goods ANC & PNC Workflow

December 1, 2020

Blog

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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