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Health for all: putting the last mile first

10 December 2015

Universal health coverage (UHC) means that every person, everywhere, has access to quality health services without suffering financial hardship.

As we celebrate universal health coverage day and advocate for health services to be accessible, equitable and effective for all, we take a look at some of Malaria Consortium's projects taking place across Africa and Asia that work to ensure access to health for the poorest and most remote communities.

Malaria Consortium staff work across Africa and Asia to improve lives through sustainable, evidence-based programmes that combat targeted diseases and promote child and maternal health. To achieve universal health coverage, it is imperative that we prioritise the poorest and hardest to reach groups, foster investment in health and strengthen health systems. Take a look below to see how we are striving to do just this… 

pFernando is a community health worker or Agente Polivalente Elementare as they are known locally in Mozambique As part of his work he visits remote communities in Morrumbene district Inhambane province that are often far from health centres and provides basic healthcare for the most common childhood conditions such as malaria pneumonia diarrhoea and malnutrition Malaria Consortium works in Mozambique and other subSaharan African countries to train community health workers as well as improve their motivation and retention to ensure that remote communities have proper access to health servicesp
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Keywords: Community delivery

 

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