The Four Pillars of Community-Led Health: Insights from Julius Mbeya, Co-CEO at Lwala Community Alliance

Episode 34  |  25 minutes

Jonathan Jackson sits down with Julius Mbeya, Co-CEO of the Lwala Community Alliance, to discuss their approach to addressing health challenges in Kenya. By using a community-led health model, they are able to provide quality, affordable healthcare to underprivileged communities, and reduce maternal and under-five deaths. This is part 1 in a two-part series on the important work Lwala Community Alliance is doing in transforming the community health landscape in Kenya. A must-listen for anyone interested in innovative digital approaches to healthcare to effect lasting impact.

Some topics covered in this conversation include:

  • A breakdown of Lwala’s community-led health model
  • The path to providing affordable healthcare to communities in informal settlements
  • How and why Lwala is digitizing its community health workers
  • Reducing maternal and under-five deaths
  • The importance of data collection and longitudinal tracking  understand impact over time an to create an evidence base
  • Working with the government to bring interventions to scale
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