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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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Coming Together for UHC: The 74th UN General Assembly

Last week, I joined Living Goods, heads of state, ministries of health, global leaders, and like-minded advocates from around the world in New York City…

I also had the opportunity to speak as a panelist on “Delivering on UHC: From the Guidelines to the Frontlines,” hosted by Johnson & Johnson,…

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Universal Health Coverage is Possible with Community Health

This blog was originally published in Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030‘s UN High-Level Meeting on UHC Blog Series. With the upcoming UN General Assembly,…

This means investment in effective community health systems, given community health provides a necessary link between the health facility and the last mile of primary…

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Nearly 350 CHWs Graduate through Innovative Partnership in Isiolo County

On July 11th, Isiolo County celebrated a major milestone in the delivery of community health services with the graduation of nearly 350 community health workers (CHWs during the formal launch of the county’s community health partnership with Living Goods.

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Health for All: Uganda’s Cabinet approves the National Health Insurance Scheme Bill 2019

On June 24, 2019, the Cabinet of Uganda approved the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Bill 2019, achieving an important milestone in delivering health for…

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Raising My Voice for Community Health at the World Health Assembly

In my community in Uganda, childhood disease is a big problem. It is a problem I used to come face-to-face with every week at my church where I would continuously see child after child come in malnourished and sick. Witnessing this, I knew I had to do something, anything to help.

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