Living Goods aims to transform the way health care is delivered for generations to come, ensuring every mother and child has access to quality health care where they live. They work with governments and partners to leverage smart mobile technology, rigorously strengthen performance, and relentlessly innovate to deliver cost-effective, high-quality health services. They empower thousands of community health workers (CHWs) to deliver lifesaving care directly to the doorsteps of millions of people; by the end of 2018, Living Goods had provided more than seven million people across Kenya and Uganda with access to health care.
Living Goods recruits, trains, equips, and manages networks of local CHWs who go door to door in their neighborhoods providing health education, diagnoses, medicines, and health products that save and improve lives. Living Goods provides CHWs with extensive, ongoing training and a smartphone equipped with a powerful diagnostic mobile application: the SmartHealth™ app. Living Goods closely supervises and monitors CHW performance and works to ensure CHWs always have essential medicines and products in stock. CHWs supported by Living Goods focus on the impact areas where they can make the biggest difference at a low cost: pregnancy and newborn care, malaria, pneumonia, diarrhea, referring high-risk cases, nutrition, immunizations, and family planning. A recent randomized control trial showed that Living Goods reduced the number of children dying of preventable illnesses by 27%. Living Goods is a top-ranked charity of The Life You Can Save and is on GiveWell’s standout charity list.