Every day, Living Goods-supported community health workers (CHWs) operate on the frontlines to deliver essential health services to those in need. Yet today, their ability to safely deliver care is at risk.
Due to COVID-19’s disruption to formal health delivery and strained capacity at facilities, CHWs will be more vital than ever in ensuring that communities can access basic health care.
Our Asante campaign—which means “thank you” in Swahili—is designed to thank our CHWs by helping ensure their safety, training, and supervision as they continue to deliver essential health services on the frontlines.
Your support will ensure the most vulnerable individuals who are at the highest risk continue to access the health care they need to survive and thrive. And thanks to a generous gift from our partners, every dollar you donate through this campaign will be doubled up to $200,000! If you give $100 today, we receive $200 for our work.
The time for intervention is now to halt the spread of the pandemic to vulnerable families in sub-Saharan Africa. The need is evident and growing:
• Every day 15,000 children die before their 5th birthday, mostly from preventable causes. With health systems under strain from COVID-19, the risk to vulnerable communities from existing health threats (such as malaria) will be highly elevated and lead to more preventable deaths.
• Uganda has already seen a spike in maternal deaths due to pregnant women’s inability to reach health facilities during lockdown.
• Current modeling predicts that investing in mitigation and suppression efforts today could help save up to 150,000 lives in Kenya and Uganda in the months ahead.
You can help save these lives.
Together, let’s transform children’s lives and futures. Donate today and give families the resources they need to survive and thrive—for a happy, healthy, and productive future.
About Us: Living Goods envisions a world where every family can easily access the health care they need to survive and thrive. Since 2007, we have worked alongside governments and partners to strengthen health systems and provide CHWs with the resources they need to save and improve millions of lives. Living Goods recruits, trains, equips, and manages networks of local women and men to become government-recognized CHWs. They go door-to-door in their communities educating, assessing, and treating or referring families for critical health issues. Armed with life-saving medicines and a smartphone loaded with a robust diagnostic health application, Living Goods-supported CHWs are often the first point of contact for communities with the health system. We focus on serving pregnant women and children under the age of five who lack access to reliable, quality health care. Our approach confronts the biggest impediments for CHWs: reliance on paper-based systems, difficulty accessing treatments, minimal training and supervision, and working without compensation. In 2019 alone, we empowered over 10,000 CHWs and reached nearly 8 million people across Kenya and Uganda.