Undersupported, Unrecognized and Vital: 3 Community Health Workers supported by Lwala Community Alliance Speak Out

Episode 35  |  32 minutes

Jonathan Jackson and Amie Vaccaro sit down with three Community Health Workers, supported by the Lwala Community Alliance, as they share first-hand their journey into community health, their day-to-day, the impact of digital tools on their work, and the importance of salaried Community Health Workers in creating greater access to critical health services worldwide. This is part 2 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 understanding the important work of Community Health Workers.

Some topics covered in this conversation include:

  • The critical role of technology in supporting essential service delivery
  • A day in the life of 3 Community Health Workers in their communities
  • Top challenges faced by CHWs -  from difficult clients to weather conditions
  • The importance of paying, training, supervising and supporting CHWs
  • Policies for a safer and more conducive working environment for CHWs

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