Several days a week, Isabelle Marie Kouame, a community health worker (CHW) in rural Dimbokro, Côte D’Ivoire, makes home visits to clients in her small town. When she arrived at the door of a 40-year-old mechanic, Isabelle pulled out her phone and tapped the CommCare application. This mobile technology helps CHWs to identify and track next steps for their clients.
When Abraham Charles Zinone and his wife Merry brought their son to the Jhpiego-supported Strengthening the Provision of Primary Health Care (SPPHC) Project in South Sudan, a skilled health care provider did a thorough assessment of Abraham Junior’s health, including testing for HIV.
Health extension workers like Abraha and Girmay are part of the Ethiopian government’s flagship National Health Extension Program that is committed to bringing essential health care services to communities throughout the country.