OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign Up / Login or Learn more


Recent contributions


Contribution list



Recent comments

(3) View all

sylvanus commented on Empowering Community Gatekeepers on COVID-19.

Thank you, Isaac, for your comment on work.
We would appreciate& suggestions questions that would help us improve on our intervention.

Thank you,
We only give them a monthly stipend of 30 dollars as this is the much our budget can support. The CHVs dedicated around 2-3hours per day in supporting their community units through health education, they spend the rest of the day doing their routine economic activities. We believe that no amount of money can be worthy of the work done by CHV/volunteers, as said:
”Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” – Sherry Anderson

Thanks, Shahed Alam for the feedback.
We are pioneering an Antenatal Care(ANC) program where each CHV keeps track of all the expectant mothers and new mothers within their Community Unit (CU). The essence of this program is to ensure every expectant mother attends at least 4 ANC clinics, the expectant mother takes prenatal vitamins and to ensure that they deliver at a health facility, at the same time the CHV educates the mother on breastfeeding, immunization and general care for infants.