SCALABLE HEALTH MODEL

Reaching all of Zambia and beyond

Starting in Zambia, we are building a model for how to improve the health of school children throughout low and middle-income countries. 

AN AFFORDABLE, SIMPLE, AND EFFECTIVE MODEL

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Government Partnership

We are supporting the Zambian government to build a national school health program.

 

The growth we have achieved would be unimaginable without our close working relationships with the Zambian Ministries of Health and Education. These partnerships were reflected in the adoption of our model as policy and the signature of an agreement to scale the program nationally over the next three years.

The model is integrated into the structures and systems of the Government and leverages existing personnel, making it highly efficient to scale and sustain. The Ministry of Education has established a new department for School Health and Nutrition, which is the Government’s vehicle to scale and sustain our work.

Community-driven programs

Teachers drive the success of our programs, allowing the students and parents to see the results as coming from within their own communities. It is an effort that is community-driven and community-owned.

The program involves all members of local communities, including school administrators, teachers, parents, local clinic staff, and community leaders. This contributes to the visibility and understanding of the program, strengthens community linkages, and generates trust from local communities to support the health, learning, and welfare of school children. 

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Quickly visible results

Many of the treatments, health interventions, and preventive care efforts have an immediate impact on the health of students and school absenteeism. This is observed  by our teachers and school officials  as they frequently share their success stories with other schools and communities.

Our model is inexpensive

Our model has an annual ongoing cost of less than $1.75 per child, equal to just ~1% of Zambia’s expenditure on education for primary school children. And that cost has lowered with each new community we’ve entered. The model is a cheap, simple, and effective way for governments to improve the health of children.

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OPERATING IN

245

public primary schools 

MORE THAN

2000

School Health Workers

CURRENTLY SERVE

250k

children

Reaching every student

Having spent the past five years developing, evaluating, and refining our model, we have now signed a MoU with the Zambian Government to scale the model across the country. Our ultimate goal is for Zambia to serve as a model for how governments throughout the region can improve the health and well-being of school-aged children.

Number of children served each fiscal year

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Our impact

 

The work we do is only as good as its outcomes and the scale at which it can help those in need.