Community Health Worker

Hundreds of patients receive treatment, and the gospel, while local H.E.L.P. Volunteers who have been trained learn from the H.E.L.P. staff how to do preventive and curative care.  Often we are the only health provider in many areas.

 

Let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
Galations 6:10

Reaching the unreached through health education? You betcha!  Not only do we have recurring health camps in a number of villages to bring health care to the people, but we also educate Community Health Workers from remote villages.  Often it is logistically difficult to constantly travel into the mountains. It is more efficient to train someone from a remote village, who is also an evangelical Christian, and then support them in their health evangelistic outreach.  They “love the Lord…and love their neighbor” in this way. 

 

Many rural villages do not have even one outhouse,
and only about 40% of homes have any sanitation.
Hence, there is a dramatic need for basic health awareness training
.

 

Our June Community Health Worker (CHW) training was in a new district, and we had the biggest response ever. Because of our commitment to excellence, we have a rigorous selection process.  These community volunteers do not receive pay, but they receive free training and supplies from H.E.L.P., and a position of leadership in their community. CHWs continue to compete to see who can get more simple toilets built in their communities.

Learning to read thermometers at a village health worker training

 

 

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