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More Than a Friendly Neighbour

On a 100-degree day in October—the peak of dry season in Neno District, Malawi—Eliza Kazembe sat in the shade alongside her family’s home and said it felt like she’d been pregnant forever. “She’s akuyembekezera kuchira,” Anga Sawasawa said, explaining that the Chichewa phrase translates to “waiting for delivery.” Kazembe, 17, Read more…

A CHW for Every Household

When community health worker (CHW) programs have focused on supporting patients with pre-defined conditions, the impact for these patients can be life-changing. Community-based accompaniment provided by Partners In Health CHWs in Haiti and Peru more than a decade ago, for example, resulted in game-changing outcomes in HIV and TB care Read more…