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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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Women Deliver 2019: #ThePowerOf Community Health Workers

Last week, we joined more than 8,000 leaders, advocates, implementers, and journalists from 165 countries in Vancouver, Canada for the 2019 Women Deliver conference. The conference, held every three years, is the world’s largest meeting on the health, rights and, well-being of women and girls.

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The Community Health Workers Registry: An effective tool in strengthening connectivity at the district and national level!

The use of community health workers (CHWs)—community members who render primary health services to their neighbors—is a proven key strategy in addressing the growing shortage of overall health workers, particularly in…

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Community Health Workers: Effective teamwork brings us one step closer to health for all!

This post first appeared on the Frontline Health Workers Coalition’s blog. When a mother brought her one-month-old baby son to Margaret, a community health worker…

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This World Health Worker Week, Let’s Celebrate Community Health Workers

This World Health Worker Week, Living Goods is celebrating the accomplishments of community health workers (CHWs) around the world! An essential part of the primary…

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Building Momentum toward UHC at AHAIC

In early March, more than 1,500 health stakeholders from around Africa met in Kigali, Rwanda for the Africa Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC), the largest…

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Building Political Will: Living Goods Hosts Field Visits for Parliamentarians in Uganda

With 72% of Uganda’s population living far from health centers, bringing health care to the doorsteps of families through strong community health programs is vital…

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International Women’s Day 2019: There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women

This International Women’s Day, I have been thinking a lot about empowerment. A multi-dimensional process, empowerment enables individuals or a group of individuals to realize…

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Community Health: A Win-Win for Women

Before 2018, Reginah Nassolo would often ask her adult children for health assistance. But, since becoming a community health worker (CHW) in Uganda’s Lowero district…

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Engaging Policymakers to Accelerate Universal Health Coverage

For more than 70 years, the movement to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) has been about advancing the fundamental human right every person has to a healthy…

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