GlaxoSmithKline Supports African Health Workers Campaign

By Nathalie Zapletal

A community health worker in the field. Photo: Marjorie Lau.

A community health worker in the field. Photo: Marjorie Lau.

For the past several years, the Earth Institute and its corporate partner, global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline, have had a successful working relationship on social service-related projects. The latest development in this long-standing partnership includes the Earth Institute and GlaxoSmithKline’s shared goal to broadly expand the reach of healthcare services in sub-Saharan Africa. To fulfill this goal, GlaxoSmithKline will collaborate with the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign, a Solutions Initiative of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Managed within the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development at the Earth Institute, the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign works with Ministries of Health to develop “country roadmaps” that assist governments in planning for the expansion and acceleration of community health worker programs. These strategic frameworks are blueprints to scaling up community health worker programs to district, regional, and national levels to achieve the health-related Millennium Development Goals ahead of 2015. A steering committee, hosted by the Earth Institute, oversees the Campaign.

Read the full article on the Earth Institute’s State of the Planet blog.

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