16 Feb 2016
On Call Africa
On Call Africa aims to achieve a system of sustainable healthcare in the areas they work in by increasing the capacity of community health workers (CHWs) to attend to the health needs of their village.
Their volunteers train CHWs directly and help to make sure they are motivated to perform their role effectively, as well as working to improve their access to essential medicines and to better integrate their role with existing health services.
On Call Africa have also undertaken a number of small public health initiatives in rural communities, including teaching school children how to make soap from locally available ingredients and installing low cost hand washing stations and demonstrating how to operate them.