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Visual Guides for Community Health Workers

Pratt Design Incubator collaborated to create tools to train and support a new strata of local health care workers in 72 villages in Africa and Asia. CHWs will be trained and equipped to perform 70% of necessary services through household visits - shown to be the most effective means for reducing infant mortality. These visual guides could be translated into mobile versions.

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UN Millennium Village Project - HEALTH

Client: Earth Institute

Project: To create tools to train and support a new strata of local health care workers in 72 villages in Africa and Asia. These HCWs will be trained and equipped to perform 70% of necessary services through household visits - shown to be the most effective means for reducing infant mortality. This project will significantly increase the number of healthcare providers, allow for doctors and nurses to focus on more complex problems and bring life saving services to over 500,000 people in the next two years.

http://incubator.pratt.edu

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Great Inspiration Kara! These visual guides with simple illustrations communicates a lot. Thanks for sharing.

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