How VHTs have eased access to health services in lockdown  

Hasifa (right) has her baby’s temperatured measured by a VHT. PHOTOS /LYDIA  AINOMUGISHA

What you need to know:

  • Community health workers locally known as Village Health Teams (VHTs), play a critical role in extending essential health services, especially in hard-to-reach areas. During this  Covid-19 pandemic, Lydia Ainomugisha writes that VHTs’ roles couldn’t have been brought to the fore any better.

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, life was as normal as it could be for 20-year-old Bridget Nasasira, a resident of Kalerwe, a Kampala suburb. 

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