Knowledge SUCCESS loves feedback from our readers. We want to hear how our resources benefit your work, how we can improve, and your ideas for the site. Recently, you’ve mentioned wanting more insights specific to your countries and the context you work in. Say no more! We’ll be featuring organizations working at the national level in a series called “FP/RH Champion Spotlight.” Our goal is to spark new partnerships and give well-deserved credit to those advancing family planning and reproductive health with a regional focus.
This week, our featured organization is Living Goods Burkina Faso.
Living Goods Burkina Faso
Working side-by-side with committed governments, implementers, and funders, Living Goods aims to save lives at scale by supporting digitally-empowered community health workers (CHWs). With its support, these local women and men are transformed into frontline health workers who can deliver on-demand, life-saving care to families in need. They go door-to-door treating sick children, supporting pregnant mothers, counseling women on modern family planning choices, educating families on better health, and delivering high-impact medicines and health commodities.
Strong, formalized community health programs can save lives, but they are often underfunded, disjointed, poorly managed, and understocked. In Burkina Faso, many people lack access to basic health care, and according to the Lancet, more than 10% of children died before their fifth birthday in 2019.
Under an initial three-year agreement with the Burkina Faso Ministry of Health, Living Goods will provide technical assistance to strengthen community health care and integrate it into the primary health care system while fostering an enabling environment for long-term, government-led sustainability.
Living Goods uses data-driven performance management, incentive systems, regular in-service training, and supportive supervision to support governments to ensure CHWs can deliver high-quality primary health care services—including family planning and reproductive health care. CHWs increase the use of contraception, especially where unmet need is high, access is low, and geographic and social barriers exist.
Check back soon for a new FP/RH Champion Spotlight organization!