Authors: Daniel Palazuelos, PIH Community Health Systems Initiative Round Table Series
In this PIH interview, Dan Palazuelos continues his vibrant roundtable series. He sat down with Ash Rogers, Executive Director of the Lwala Community Alliance in Kenya. Lwala is known for its excellence in service delivery, and perhaps more importantly, its practice of listening to and elevating the voice of the community.
Health is at the center of Lwala’s programs in Migori County, Kenya. Lwala’s statistics speak for themselves: 5,049 households visited by a CHW; 300% increase in family planning since 2011; 64% decrease in under-5 children deaths; 98% of HIV-exposed infants tested negative at 18 months, 64% increase in girls mentored, and 97% of delivering at a health facility. In all, 47,000 patients were treated in 2016.
- Learn more about Lwala and its varied community
- Understand how to develop a model for care
- Engage in a wider discussion on how to use and share learning
Resource Type: Case studies
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)