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$530

 

5% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Story

Across the central belt of sub-Saharan Africa, community health workers (CHWs) deliver life-saving health care services where it’s needed most, in poor rural communities. In this region, many people suffer unnecessarily from preventable and treatable diseases, from malaria and diarrhea to tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. Many countries are struggling to make progress toward the health related MDGs partly because so many people are poor and live in rural areas beyond the reach of modern health care.

Community health workers have been recognized for reaching these vulnerable populations and connecting them to the broader health care system. They also represent a solution to address the growing realization that shortages of highly skilled health workers will not meet the growing demands of the rural population. And, they are a vital part of primary health systems that will last well into the post-Millennium Development Goals period for other health issues like non-communicable diseases.

We have launched a campaign that aims to expand and accelerate community health worker programs in sub-Saharan African countries, scaling them up to district, regional, and national levels to meet the health-related Millennium Development Goals. With the use of the latest communications technology and diagnostic testing materials, these frontline workers link the rural poor to the broader healthcare system of doctors, nurses, hospitals and clinics.

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Amount Raised:

$530