Living Goods

Active across 160 branches, covering six million people across Kenya and Uganda, Living Goods works towards achieving its main aim of reducing child mortality. Through a network of 7,500 Community Health Workers (CHW) in these two countries, the majority of whom are female, Living Goods has been able to decrease under-5 child mortality by 25 per cent, relative to control sites. It has also recorded similar successes for both neonatal and infant mortality.

In 2017, CHWs assessed 1.3 million children for pneumonia, malaria, and diarrhoea and supported more than 212,000 pregnancies. The initiative has also helped empower women, improving both their income and social status, and by 2021, Living Goods aims to quadruple its reach to 25 million and save tens of thousands of children’s lives.

 

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