Community Health Workers (CHWs) play a key role in ensuring that health services reach the most vulnerable populations who are often in remote and hard-to-reach areas. Being part of the community they serve offers CHWs a deeper understanding of the challenges that the communities face, and they are also best placed to be part of the solutions. CHWs have the ability to … [Read more...] about Rural health transformation by Community Health Volunteers. A case for Mangu Community Health unit, Nakuru County, Kenya.
Community health workers (CHWs) will play a critical role in the success of Kenya’s primary health care (PHC) approach. PHC is a comprehensive and integrated approach to health care that aims to provide accessible, affordable, and quality health services to individuals and communities. CHWs will be key to the approach’s success as they bridge the health system and communities, … [Read more...] about Community Health Workers: The Lifeline of Primary Health Care in Kenya
“The greatest asset of a company is its people.”- Jorge Paulo Lemann (Co-founder, Banco Garantia) With the incoming of new county leadership and building on the existing goodwill of the former government to strengthen an integrated community health service, the County government of Nairobi has huge commitments and strides towards a community health service that is functional … [Read more...] about A year like no other for Nairobi City County Community Health Workforce
Nairobi, Feb. 14, 2023 – The Africa Frontline First initiative and partners urgently call on the leaders attending the 36th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly to prioritize discussions on financing a strong community health workforce on the official agenda. The African Union has a critical role to play in achieving universal health coverage and supporting pandemic … [Read more...] about Organizations urge African Union Summit to put the community health workforce on the agenda
Health insurance remains one of the critical pathways toward achieving universal health coverage in sub-Saharan Africa. In Kenya, Laikipia County has achieved significant success with health insurance through National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) enrolment. Through the universal health coverage (UHC) program, the county tremendously increased the NHIF enrolment from 52% in … [Read more...] about Experiences of Community Health Assistants (CHA) with the implementation of the National Health Insurance Fund in Laikipia county