This week, Living Goods Founder Chuck Slaughter joined an impressive group of global health leaders at the Clinton Global Initiative to announce the launch of the Financing Alliance for Health.
Who would have thought that franchises could hold the key to stimulating local economies?
"A 2003 Lancet study reported that 63% of child deaths in the 42 countries that account for 90% of global child mortality could be prevented each year through more effective primary care. That is 6 million lives – 100 football stadiums of children – that could be saved each year"
"The problem is that one billion people in the developing world lack access to basic health care. This disproportionately affects women and limits their opportunities and ability to care for their families. Living Goods has a solution for delivering basic health care that helps moms and babies not only survive, but also thrive."
"Milly goes door-to-door selling every day goods and medicines in her hometown district of Kyengera. Kyengera is just outside Kampala, Uganda’s fast growing capital. She diagnoses and treats what could otherwise be debilitating and deadly disease and illness like malaria and diarrhea."
"Millie Balamu goes from door to door providing life-saving health care for about 200 households in the Wakiso district of Uganda. Villagers call her masawu (“doctor” in the local Luganda language), but she is not a doctor, she is a community health worker."