Commitment to Action

Living Goods: Sustainable Community Health Entrepreneurs

Commitment by

Living Goods

In 2015, Living Goods and its partners, BRAC, PSI and CARE, committed to dramatically scale the reach of its innovative community health entrepreneur platform across Uganda, Kenya, Myanmar, and Zambia. The commitment will build networks of Community Health Promoters who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health, and selling life-changing products like simple treatments for malaria and diarrhea, safe delivery kits, fortified foods, clean cook stoves, and solar lights. A recent randomized study shows the model reduces under five child mortality by over 25%, at a cost of less than $2 per person reached. The revenue this hybrid model generates pays for the products, provides income for the agents, and covers much of the distribution costs, thus solving two of the biggest challenges in public health: how to keep vital drugs in stock, and how to pay the millions of health workers needed.

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Commitment

Living Goods: Sustainable Community Health Entrepreneurs

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$52,325,644

Region

Africa, Asia

Countries

KENYA, MYANMAR, UGANDA, ZAMBIA

Commitment by

Living Goods

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Population Services International, The ELMA Growth Foundation, Republic of Kenya, BRAC, CARE, The Children's Investment Fund Foundation, Republic of Uganda