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PublicationBusiness model innovation: reaching the poor through community health workers

The Inclusive Innovation Business Model series showcases the innovative and inclusive solutions that social enterprises have developed to tackle tough development challenges, particularly in service delivery to the poor. Each business model is based on the experiences of several social enterprises from across the globe that have developed similar approaches and strategies to delivery services to the poor or to improve their livelihoods.

The inclusive innovation business model series has been published on the World Bank Group's Innovation Policy Platform.

Reaching the Poor in Underserved Areas through Community Health Workers

  • Community health workers provide health services in communities with poor access to basic health services, delivering affordable health-related goods and services in the homes of people in underserved communities.
  • These programs have been shown to lead to improved health outcomes, reducing morbidity and mortality and increasing the overall usage of health services.
  • Most models rely on donor funding.

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