Reaching 4,800 with life saving community health care

Oct 2018

Living Goods

Charity Partner
Our October 1% will be used to recruit six Living Goods Community Health Workers in areas where the need is the greatest. Armed with a smart phone they go door-to-door providing health education, diagnosis, medicine and products. This model is saving and improving the lives of mothers and children and offering respectable income opportunities for people within established communities. They’ll be trained with the ministry of health iCCM curriculum as well as pregnancy and newborn care, nutrition, WASH, products and business skills. They’ll be equipped with a smartphone and app to diagnose and treat childhood illnesses on site register and track pregnancies and retain patients. 4,800 people will be reached thanks to these six new recruits alone.

Living Goods saves lives at scale by supporting digitally empowered community health workers (CHWs) who deliver care on call – making it easy for families in need to get the care they need. Living Goods-support CHWs focus on where they can make the biggest impact at the lowest cost: treating preventable diseases in children (such as malaria, pneumonia or diarrhea), supporting pregnant women, offering family planning services, and providing immunization referrals. By equipping CHWs with the tools and compensation they need, Living Goods is lowering child mortality, ensuring safe birth practices, and providing opportunities to women. As a GiveWell Standout Charity since 2014 and a The Life You Can Save Recommended Charity since 2015, our work is externally validated to be effective and impactful. Living Goods works with local and national governments in sub-Saharan Africa to develop and improve community health programs, working towards sustainability.

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