The SDSN is supporting a global campaign to train and deploy 1 million professional community health workers (CHWs) in sub-Saharan Africa. CHWs can provide basic treatment and preventive care, and offer a vital link to the broader healthcare system of doctors, nurses, hospitals and clinics. A unified CHW workforce, geared towards maternal and child health and with a priority on tackling nutrition, can effectively and quickly improve the health of rural and underserved populations. A key component of the CHW programs is a user-friendly smartphone system.
For more information visit 1millionhealthworkers.org.