Community Health Workers?
Though they have different titles in different countries, Community Health Workers (CHWs) are volunteers that bring basic health care for malaria, diarrhea and respiratory illness to their home villages. They are identified and recruited by their communities’ leaders and neighborhood health committees in concert with District Health staff, affording them a position of prestige that has proven to be a powerful motivator for these volunteers. CHWs are selected for their trustworthiness, accessibility, ability to learn the basic skills and reporting methods, and interest in serving their communities. Each will serve about 500 of their neighbors.
I believe in health programs that empower my community.
About Ms. Jennifer Wavamuno
Jennifer W. is a Village Healthcare Technician (VHT) in Uganda. She took on this role believing that with empowerment in health programs, she could help improve the lives of her community members. Today, she says being a VHT helps her achieve her goals and build community trust in her work. Malaria is the leading cause of death among Ugandans, accounting for over 27% of lives.
Schedule a Presentation
Our team presents on a wide range of topics to Rotary clubs and District and Zone Conferences. We address the basics of malaria, the details of our grants work, and the fight against malaria in the shadow of COVID-19.
It would be an honor to have one of our board members speak at your next meeting.