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World Immunization Week: Reaching the last mile first

Vaccines are one of the most successful and cost-effective health investments in history, saving millions of lives every year. Vaccines help prevent death and morbidity…

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Battling Malaria One Household at a Time

Community health worker (CHW) Beatrice Awuor will never forget the day she was called to the home of a dead child. Or at least, that…

In areas like Western Kenya—where malaria is an especially deadly scourge—the simple intervention of a knowledgeable community member has made a tremendous difference. Mwanadi Abdisiz,…

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CHWs on the Frontline: Saving Mothers and Babies

Raising young children isn’t easy when resources are tight. But in rural Western Kenya, where disease is rife and hospitals are few and far between,…

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CHWs Going the Distance: An Arduous Journey to Bring Health to All

April 5-11 is World Health Worker Week. We are proud to partner with governments to support community health workers who work every day to improve…

Fortunately, many of these communities are now served by community health workers (CHWs)—local men and women trained and equipped by Living Goods. As residents of…

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Dispatch from the field: How a mobile app in East Africa empowers women while saving lives

This blog was originally published by Cisco CSR in support of International Women’s Day.

On International Women’s Day, Sunday March 8th, it’s essential to recognize the lifesaving work of community health workers (CHWs)—the vast majority of whom are women—who…

I provide these health services to around a hundred neighboring families. And, thanks to the Smart Health app developed by Living Goods, and supported by…

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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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