A new era for community health in countries of low and middle income?
The Lancet "It is predicted that by 2030 there will be a worldwide shortage of over 14 million health workers. To help to address this pressing problem, the World Economic Forum taking place in Davos, Switzerland, saw the launch of a new 4-year US$100 million fund to support two non-governmental organisations, Last Mile Health and Living Goods, to train 50 000 community health workers (CHWs) in six countries. (...) The project has two core components. The first is the use of mobile technologies for training, decision support, and data collection (known as mHealth). The partnership will continue to use Living Goods' SmartHealth App and a “new digital education solution” from Digital Campus, working in collaboration with Last Mile Health." (Photo: Community Health Workers Training Session/UMDNJ School of Nursing/flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0)