Living Goods supports and trains local community health workers in Burkina Faso, Kenya and Uganda, the majority of whom are women, to deliver lifesaving medicines, health education, diagnoses, and health products to millions of people who need them. They focus especially on preventing and treating the leading causes of child deaths.
The problem: a shortage of frontline health workers and inadequate distribution of health products and knowledge
Half of the world lacks access to essential health care.  Many health care systems — particularly in developing countries — are chronically under-funded, under-stocked, and understaffed. On average, there are 2.3 health workers per 1,000 people in Africa, compared to 24:1,000 in the United States.
The solution: community health workers
Living Goods aims to transform the way health care is delivered by addressing two fundamental barriers in sub-Saharan Africa: the significant shortage of frontline health workers and the inadequate distribution of health products and knowledge. Supporting community health workers (CHWs) to provide reliable and affordable health care – along with essential medicines and products to the doorsteps of millions – saves and improves lives.