Kenya Participates in 1 Million Community Healthworkers Campaign
The 3-day workshop June 9 – 11, 2015, convened 15 African countries and regional and global development experts to provide technical advice and facilitate country-specific planning in 3 thematic areas:
1) Modeling CHW programs at scale for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) attainment.
2) Financing scale-up of CHW systems.
3) Funding mechanisms. The goal of the Workshop was to support South-South collaboration among African governments for MOH-led financing and resource mobilization for the deployment and scale-up of community health worker (CHW) systems in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
At the South-South Collaboration Workshop, Kenya was represented by:
– Dr. Salim Ali Hussein, Head of Community Health Services (CHS);
– Mr. Daniel Kavoo, Head of Midwife Services;
– Ms. Rose Njiraini of UNICEF-Kenya;
– Professor Miriam Were, Chancellor of Moi University, Goodwill Ambassador to the CHS Unit, and 1mCHW Campaign Advisory Board Member;
– Dr. Maureen Adudans, Regional Health Systems Advisor at the Columbia Global Center for East and Southern Africa (CGC-E&S);
– Ms. Mabel Wendo, Regional CHW Advisor for CGC-E&S.