They are the backbone of the portfolio. Increasing the reach and effectiveness of community health workers has been proven to reduce child mortality by 25%, increase vaccination rates, and, in recent experience, to eliminate Ebola quickly and safely.
Living Goods is a micro entrepreneurship program tackling malnutrition in peri-urban areas. They recruit men and women from local communities to sell affordable, healthy food as well as medicines door-to-door.
Last Mile Health recruits, trains and pays Community Health Workers to identify and treat common diseases in some of the most remote communities in rural Liberia. During the 2014 Ebola crisis, the Last Mile Health model proved highly effective, managing not just to control the outbreak locally but also in continuing to deliver routine health services to communities.
CHF 15,000 can support a Community Health Worker in a new area for 4 years.