Coronavirus (1063) Role of community health workers (2)

3 November, 2020

Dear Julie, thank you for sharing this most interesting article about how Brazils primary healthcare is being delivered through a national program that "These professionals form a broad network serving 75% of the population, especially low-income families who lack medical insurance and are the most adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic", which could serve as a model for other developing countries; I am forwarding your post to ministry officials in Uganda and Tanzania.

Best regards, Daniel

HIFA profile: Daniel Stern is a HIFA Representative and member of the mHIFA WG. He is a member of Uganda MCH TWG. Daniel is Co-founder of the educational NGO Uconnect, and of the Innovation Hub, Hive Colab, and is also Cofounder of ISOC Uganda and Uganda IXP. He is a UN WSA National Expert. His Uconnect team distributes off-line E-Learning content, including Hesperian Health Guides to schools in East Africa since 2008. During his six-years as Lead for Uganda Mobile Monday he regularly organized events with mobile health themes, usually in collaboration with UNICEF’s Uganda team, and their pan African IntraHealth efforts to improve interoperative healthcare systems, both within and between countries,via mHero, such that developer- entrepreneurs’s apps would align with the latest trends by MoH policies.

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