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Photo of Ghana 1mCHW Team, courtesy of Anne Liu (1mCHW Campaign Implementation Advisor).

Ghana Completes the 1st Community Health Worker Roadmap

by |May 6th, 2014

The One Million Community Health Workers (1mCHW) Campaign, through close collaboration with the Ghanaian Ministry of Health, is pleased to announce the release of the government’s national Community Health Worker (CHW) Roadmap. The Roadmap details the technical model of the new Ghanaian CHW program including health services to be delivered, essential supplies package, training requirements, terms… read more

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One Million Community Health Workers Campaign Marks One Year Anniversary

by |January 29th, 2014

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… read more

Brahmaputra River from the banks in Guwahati

A Contemporary Threat to the “Gateway to the East”: Managing Climate and Disaster Risk for India’s City of Guwahati

by |August 28th, 2013

By Justin Fung It has been said that during conflicts in the 17th century, the Kingdom of Assam — whose multi-ethnic citizens co-existed in harmony for over six hundred years — defended the eastern border city of Saraighat from the aggressive advances of the Mughal Empire on no less than sixteen different occasions.  As war… read more

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Publication: 1 Million Community Health Workers in sub-Saharan Africa by 2015

by |April 4th, 2013

A new article in The Lancet, authored by Dr. Prabhjot Singh of CGSD and Professor Jeffrey Sachs, describes the promise of scaling up community health workers (CHWs) around the world. The international perception of CHWs has changed over the last ten years. They have increasingly come to be seen as a core way for community health… read more

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Green Growth and Equity in the Context of Climate Change

by |August 15th, 2012

By Carita Chan Figure 4: Adaptation Cost Estimates Based on Various Methodologies In July, Professor Jeffrey Sachs and CGSD Director of Climate Policy Shiv Someshwar, authored a working paper entitled “Green Growth and Equity in the Context of Climate Change: Some Considerations” for the Social Science Research Network. The paper, written for a conference organized… read more

Community Health Worker Deborah Adjei Checks Up On Baby Abina. Photo via Millennium Promise.

Community Health Workers: Effective & Efficient Healthcare Solution, with Dr. Prabhjot Singh

by |July 23rd, 2012

Prabhjot Singh, CGSD’s Director of Systems Design, was featured in last week’s The Academic Minute, a daily radio program on WAMC which invites academic experts from a range of disciplines to share their research. During the program, Prabhjot addressed how the US, with its exorbitant healthcare costs, could look to certain practices in the developing… read more