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Keeping the Promise: Delivering on UHC with Digital Health

In September, member states came together in New York for the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), and unanimously adopted the Political Declaration…

Programs like the one in Isiolo could help guide future counties and countries in achieving UHC through digital interventions. And the fact that they’re digital…

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Key Steps Forward Expanding in Burkina Faso, Rwanda and Ethiopia

On August 26, the Burkina Faso Ministry of Health (MOH) and Living Goods officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide approximately six months…

In addition, conversations are progressing well with the Rwandan MOH on a draft concept note and MOU that would involve supporting the digitization of their…

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Welcoming New CIO to Lead Expanded Impact and Evidence Unit

We are excited about the launch of a more robust Impact and Evidence Unit, which will work to deepen impact and learning, drive program quality…

The CIO role has been newly designed to lead learning and impact across the organization, as well as ensure Living Goods’ contributions influence the global…

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Government Partners Learn from Our Experiences in Kenya

In late October, Living Goods hosted the Rwanda and Burkina Faso Ministries of Health in Kenya for an exciting week of discussions, presentations and field…

The week also included an immersive site visit to Nyamache Hospital, where the delegation learned how Living Goods’ Smart Health app enables supervisors to monitor…

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Immunization Pilot’s Success Paves the Way for Scale

We are pleased to report that the results of our 6-month pilot program focused on driving demand for lifesaving childhood vaccines has exceeded expectations, and…

Meanwhile, in Kenya, training begins in November, and we intend to ready 2,000 CHWs to provide immunization counseling and referral services across the country by…

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Learnings Afoot as Isiolo Work Ramps Up

Following the momentous launch of the community health program, we are co-financing with Kenya’s Isiolo County government, the first 340 CHWs who graduated are now…

While there is great promise in extending and enhancing key health services in Isiolo County, it is a new and challenging environment on a variety…

We are also navigating how to efficiently manage operations when we do not have full ownership over all components and are working in even closer…

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Sharing my Story: Using Digital Health to Deliver on UHC

Digital health is important to make universal health coverage (UHC) a reality, which I learned from my work as a community health worker (CHW) in…

Digital health has also made the way I do my work easier. When I visit a patient, I pull up an electronic, app-based record for…

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Agents for Empowerment: Community Health Workers Deliver

Next week, I will join the thousands of heads of state, ministers, thought-leaders, technical experts, civil society organizations, young people, community leaders, and many others…

“My service toward women seeking family planning services is different because in the past, women used to go to public hospitals that are quite far.…

Additionally, the benefits of community health go beyond improved health outcomes. If adequately funded, community health can help promote gender equality by offering women qualified…

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Closed Loop for Referrals & Follow-up of Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health & Integrated Community Case Management

Though official Kenya Health Sector Referral Strategy proposes the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to strengthen referrals and follow ups between community health…

Key to the workflow: 1a. Paper referral copies filled in triplicate 1b. Digital referral report submitted by CHV 1c. Referral task sent to health facility…

The closed-loop innovation enabled digital linkage between community health services and healthcare facilities, enabling 360 view of patient management at the community level. Of the…

The patients who went to non-linked facilities never had the opportunity for the facility to confirm their referral.  

There seems to be high levels of self-reported satisfaction with CHV visits and services. CHV initial visits and follow-up visits seem to occur at a…

There seems to be a new appreciation of referrals notes at the health facilities. Referred patients reported being asked about the MOH 100 and subsequently…

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Delivering on the ICPD Agenda at the Last Mile: Living Goods Commitment

Twenty-five years ago, country leaders, advocates and health professionals came together in Cairo for the groundbreaking International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The meeting…

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