Advancing health, health security, and economic recovery across Africa
Community health programs save lives and create livelihoods.
Community health workers are trusted community members, skilled to prevent and treat diseases for their neighbors. Despite significant evidence of their impact – including a 10:1 return on investment – community health workers are often underpaid, undertrained, unequipped, unprotected and disconnected from the formal health system.
Africa faces a $4 billion annual financing gap for community health. Financing remains the largest systemic barrier to scaling and sustaining quality community health services. This is driven by fragmented funding, a focus on short-term outcomes, and political oversight.
Africa Frontline First is a collaborative initiative to fund, scale, and strengthen community health programs.