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Living Goods 2022 – 2026 Strategy Launch Event Advances Dialogue on Government-Led Community Health

November 4, 2021

On November 3, 2021, Living Goods formally launched its new 5-year Strategic Plan: Country Led, Digitally Enabled Community Health: The Next Five Years, using it…

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Isiolo CHW Champions Women and Girls’ Empowerment in Her Community

September 30, 2021

Miriam Mbithe is a woman on a mission. Every day, the 50-year-old single mother of five braves the rugged terrain of her neighborhood in Isiolo,…

Two years ago, Miriam and all the nearly 700 CHWs in Isiolo started receiving more comprehensive support through a co-funded partnership between the Isiolo County…

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Transitioning Towards Sustainability in Kenya: Open Letter from Living Goods CEO Liz Jarman

September 29, 2021

Dear friends, We began our journey in Kenya in 2014 from very humble beginnings. We were operating out of a small office in Kariobangi, Nairobi…

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Helping Families Plan their Futures: CHWs’ Role in Enhancing Women’s Access to Family Planning

September 24, 2021

Equipped with training and a smartphone loaded with an mHealth app from Living Goods, Jerusha has been going door-to-door, usually on foot, providing basic health…

Next door, at Lydia’s house, Jerusha goes through the same process, which also ends up in a referral to a health facility where Lydia, a…

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Isiolo CHW Champions Women and Girls Empowerment in Her Community

August 26, 2021

“When I started volunteering as a community health worker, I saw that women – including teens and underage girls – needed better support to reverse…

Miram provides health education during an economic support meeting for mothers, also attended by men from the community. Miriam has been supporting almost a dozen…

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What moves you? Behavioral Science for improving community health worker performance

July 1, 2021

Illustration by Anthony Mogaka By Franciscah Nzanga (1), Tabitha Mberi (1), Stephen Odindo (1), Isaac Mwangi (1), Beatrice Wasunna (2) and Nengapate Kuria (3) The…

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Walking a Mile in CHW Scovia’s Shoes

June 30, 2021

30-year-old Scovia is soft-spoken and rather shy. With a medicine bag in one hand and an illustration aide in another, she walks with determination and…

The nearest health facility is just about three kilometers away, but because of the terrain, access is difficult. That is why for many parents, having…

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Using Digital Health to Support Community Health Worker Programs

June 28, 2021

Johnson & Johnson's Center for Health Worker Innovation writes about Living Goods’ Maturity Model and Toolkit, a practical ‘how-to’ guide on implementing a digitally-equipped CHW program.

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Remotely Different: A Tale of Research in COVID  

June 25, 2021

By Franciscah Nzanga (1), Tabitha Mberi (1), Stephen Odindo (1), Isaac Mwangi (1), Beatrice Wasunna (2) and Nengapate Kuria (3) When you hear the word…

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