Community Health Workers

UNAIDS and CSD endorse creation of 2 million CHWs in support of 90-90-90

by |February 17th, 2017

On February 9, 2017, UNAIDS, the Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) at the Earth Institute, Columbia University, and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg co-hosted an expert consultation at Columbia University to advance 90-90-90 and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3. The 90-90-90 agenda was launched by UNAIDS in 2014 to end the AIDS epidemic. The concept… read more

UNAIDS joins forces with the One Million Community Health Workers campaign to achieve the 90–90–90 treatment target

by |February 2nd, 2016

Press release by UNAIDS | 2 February 2016 UNAIDS and the One Million Community Health Workers (1mCHW) initiative have announced a major strategic partnership to support the achievement of the 90–90–90 treatment target and to lay the foundation for sustainable health and development. The new partnership emerged at a high-level meeting of eight African health ministers… read more

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

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

GlaxoSmithKline Supports African Health Workers Campaign

by |November 18th, 2013

By Nathalie Zapletal 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…. read more

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

Prabhjot Singh wins $40,000 Young Leader Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

by |October 26th, 2012

Prabhjot Singh, director of systems design for CGSD, has won a $40,000 Young Leader Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Prabhjot is one of 10 winners of the first-ever Young Leader Awards, which mark the 40th anniversary of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The awards recognize leaders who are ages 40 or under “for their… read more

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