One Million Community Health Workers Campaign Marks One Year Anniversary
January marks one-year since the launch of the One Million Community Health Workers (1mCHW) Campaign! We have lots to celebrate as we continue to mobilize support for the integration of professionally trained community health workers (CHWs) into national health workforces in sub-Saharan Africa. Here are some highlights of the year:
- Ten countries have requested support from the Campaign to engage in developing national CHW plans.
- In Nigeria, the Campaign is providing technical support to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency as Nigeria looks to coordinate and harmonize the scale-up of approximately 150,000 village health workers (VHWs), Nigeria’s equivalent of CHWs.
- November 2013 marked the unveiling of the Campaign’s Operations Room. The Operations Room is a map that conveys data on CHW operations, capabilities, workforce analytics and population demographics.
- CHW recognition is at the heart of our work and we are delighted to celebrate Roseline Nuhu (a CHW from the Millennium Village Project in Pampaida, Nigeria) who is a winner of this year’s REAL Awards!
To learn more visit the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign website.