Living Goods empowers Community Health Workers to save lives and earn income
reduction in deaths of children under age 5
community members served
Community Health Workers (CHWs) empowered
annual per capita cost
In Africa, lack of access to quality, affordable healthcare results in millions of deaths from preventable diseases. Living Goods saves lives at scale by using mobile technology to deliver on-call, affordable healthcare to families while providing livable income for health workers.
“Living Goods is building an innovative double-bottom line model that empowers micro-entrepreneurs to earn an income by dramatically improving the health, wealth, and productivity of people living in poverty.”Ray Chambers, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Malaria
Cisco funded the development of a mobile technology platform, which enables Community Health Workers to deliver healthcare more efficiently and effectively. It also enables Living Goods to measure performance and outcomes while optimizing business operations.
The mobile platform supports a big vision--to improve the health and wealth of millions of people across four countries in the next five years. Digitization is enabling Living Goods to hire more Community Health Workers and reach more beneficiaries in a financially viable way.
In Uganda, community health workers reduced under-five mortality by 27 percent and stunting by seven percent for less than two dollars per person annually.
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