Eva Kantalama is a community health worker. She’s able to support herself and her family by helping her community. With basic health care training from Living Goods, Kantalama travels to remote areas bringing medications and medical advice to those who might not otherwise have access to them.
Her efforts are supported by a mobile tool that Living Goods co-developed with Medic Mobile and the help of California-based technology company, Cisco.
Through the tool, community health workers are able to apply standard and objective assessments to diagnose illnesses, provide uniform treatment protocols, and follow up with their clients to track treatment and health outcomes.
Since launching in 2015, the tool has helped almost 7 million people receive health and hygiene information and products, and has empowered 8,702 community health workers to improve their financial security.
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