Celebrating Community Health Workers: a Look Back to 2013

Maya Wedemeyer and Sarah Zimmerman
April 12, 2014
One Million Community Health Workers Campaign

“As the second annual World Health Workers Week (April 7-11, 2014) draws to a close, we wish to look back at the ways in which community health workers (CHWs) have been honored over the past year – especially for their incredible power for aiding social and economic development through the health sector. In particular, the World Bank is to be commended for excellent work in emphasizing CHWs.

The World Bank and the Government of Japan, with the Japan Center for International Exchange, organized a major conference in Tokyo this past December. They considered a set of case studies on Japan and ten other countries’ experience moving towards, achieving, and sustaining universal health coverage (UHC).  The organizers convened close to 200 health ministers and high-level representatives from around the world to create an in-depth dialogue.”

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Maya Wedemeyer is Program Associate at JCIE/USA.