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The Backpack PLUS Toolkit is a set of solutions aimed at empowering and supporting CHWs, widely recognized to being a crucial resource for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related to health. It includes key drugs and supplies used by CHWs as well as plans for “soft” elements, such as training and access to supervisors.

For some people, the only link to the health system may be through CHWs: often unpaid volunteers who work at the ‘last mile’ of health delivery. When deployed well, CHWs can reduce child mortality in communities by 25 percent or more.

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Read more about the Backpack PLUS project and its phases here

Read more about the outcomes of the first phase of the Backpack PLUS initiative: CHW Backpack Plus Phase 1 Report

Partners: UNICEF, Save the Children, One Million Community Health Worker Campaign, MDG Health Alliance