Lifesaving Care Delivered in the Community For more than 15 years, we have worked to reduce the global burden of HIV by testing people for HIV, circumcising males to reduce their chance of getting HIV, and supporting people on treatment. With an estimated 36.7 million people living with HIV worldwide, this work is more essential
When Ruth was pregnant with Naomi, her second child, she thought she knew what pregnancy and childbirth would be like. But she didn’t anticipate lifelong friends and care that empowered her and her husband to take charge of their family’s health!
Community health workers are at the frontline, bringing health services that otherwise would be inaccessible in villages and rural areas. They intimately understand the communities they serve and are instrumental in improving access to—and demand for—basic health services, including malaria prevention as part of comprehensive maternal and child health services for the pregnant women, who are among the most vulnerable to malaria.