In Uganda, Living Goods advances the knowledge, resources, and policies to help scale up and sustain community health workers (CHWs) and systems. We work closely with the Ugandan Government to prioritize the support of CHWs in national and district budgets. By providing evidence on the impact of CHWs and results-based financing programs, Living Goods encourages buy-in from both the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development on community health programs that incorporate results-based financing.
Living Goods is also working closely with the government to advocate for increased data for decision-making to ultimately support and help implement more effective CHW programs. We regularly share data and knowledge on the supervision and monitoring of CHWs as well as other best practices. By demonstrating the effectiveness of CHWs, we aim to increase government, donor, and partner investment in community health.
Saving Lives in Uganda
total people served
sick children under 5 assessed
active community health workers
new pregnancies registered
Cumulative data as of December 2018, updated quarterly
Exploring Advocacy in Uganda
March 15, 2019
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…
December 1, 2018
March 7, 2019
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…
January 30, 2019
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…