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New country expansion: a year of learning and adaptation

Given the tremendous global need for effective community health services and increasing government interest across the continent, Living Goods is actively exploring new countries where…

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How we responded to COVID-19 and what we learned

We realized early on that CHWs would be increasingly vital to communities due to the strain COVID-19 was placing on health systems. So, we needed…

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2020 Uganda update

FIRST CO-FINANCED PARTNERSHIP WITH GOVERNMENT LAUNCHED IN UGANDA In collaboration with Ugandan MOH, Oyam District and Malaria Consortium, Living Goods launched our first public-private technical…

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2020 Kenya update

2nd Co-Financed Partnership In Kisumu Underway Our new co-financed partnership in Kisumu County, Kenya is a key part of this journey. Delayed since Q1 because…

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Learnings from other program areas reinforce DESC approach

Our tests providing technical assistance (TA) to governments and their implementing partners showed increases in their performance in the second half of the year, although…

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Story of Impact: Community health saved lives during the crisis

COVID-19 has overwhelmed health systems worldwide, leading to worrisome drops in essential health services for preventable, yet deadly diseases. Many facilities in Kenya and Uganda…

MALARIA: CHW treatments or referrals increased 99% in Kenya’s malaria-endemic areas and soared 138% in Uganda. Malaria is also a pandemic and represented 16% of…

DIARRHEA: CHW treatments or referrals increased 46% in Uganda and 48% in Kenya in 2020. Diarrheal disease is the second leading cause of deaths of…

PNEUMONIA: CHW treatments or referrals increased 62% in Uganda and 42% in Kenya. Pneumonia is the single largest cause of infectious disease death for children…

IMMUNIZATION: A greater number of children received life-saving vaccinations. Within Living Goods-supported CHWs’ catchment areas, the number of children completing necessary immunizations increased 11% in…

FAMILY PLANNING: Couple-years protection (CYP) per CHW increased 39% in Uganda, averting 15,070 unwanted pregnancies in 2020. Since family planning counseling is sensitive and often…

MATERNAL AND NEWBORN HEALTH: 94% of Kenyan women and 90% of Ugandan women supported by a CHW gave birth at a health facility. Given the…

[1] External researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine estimated lives saved based on the differences in intervention coverage detailed below, DHIS2…

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2021 Letter from the CEO

2020 was a year like none other. In some ways, I think it could be described as both Living Goods’ best and toughest year. We…

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