Ugandan community health worker, Esther, is trained to assess and treat children for pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria, the three main killers of children under five in her village Kakiri, Uganda.
Together with the Ugandan Ministry of Health, Malaria Consortium is working with Esther and many other community health workers in a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation project which brings healthcare closer to those who need it most, so that more children have access to life saving treatment.
Through this project, Esther is treating childhood illnesses beyond health facilities, so that more children have access to life saving treatment. The impact is visible. The death rate is declining and children are able to get much faster and more appropriate care - a big cost saver for many rural families.
Report by Patience Atuhaire for the BBC radio programme Focus on Africa.