Global Health Orgs Call for Frontline Health Workers

The Community Health Worker  is the most cost effective way to save lives,  according to the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, comprised of Global Health Organizations like the Gates Foundation and Sve the Children, in a recently published report.

“The world has experienced dramatic declines in deaths thanks largely to the care provided by these local health heroes,” said coalition chair Mary Beth Powers. “But despite this progress, nearly twenty-one thousand children still die every day, most from preventable causes, and a thousand girls and women die each day in pregnancy and childbirth. Investing in the technologies and medicines to prevent and treat diseases is important but insufficient. Simply put, without health workers to deliver the life-saving medicines and information, there is no pathway to good health.”

Read the entire report, “Frontline Health Workers: The Best Way to Save Lives, Accelerate Progress on Global Health, and Help Advance U.S. Interests” at http://frontlinehealthworkers.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/FHWC_Issue_Brief_with_Embargo_Stamp-1.pdf.

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The Tia Foundation is a small, Arizona-based NGO dedicated to driving sustainable health solutions in rural Mexico.

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