Community Health Workers: The Line of First Defense

Community health workers bring lifesaving care to hard-to-reach locations. More than one billion people inhabit areas so remote that they lack any access to healthcare, but not too remote to trigger fast-moving epidemics. Enter community health workers, who can detect disease outbreaks, identify malnutrition and malaria, and provide basic primary care. Once operating largely alone, these practitioners are now connecting through online platforms and learning communities to become a global movement.

Festival: Spotlight Health 2018

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