Virtual Roundtable: Community Health Workers and Practical Protocols for Primary Health Care

Friday, June 2, 2023
Krishna Jafa

CEO, Medic
Director, Population Services International

Rajesh Panjabi

Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense, National Security Council


Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations

Community health workers and their contributions have a central role to epidemic-ready primary health care. Digital systems that integrate community health have further supported this progress. Speakers, Krishna Jafa, CEO at Medic Mobile, and Raj Panjabi, special assistant to the president and senior director for global health security and biodefense at the National Security Council, discuss practical protocols and past experiences of integrating community health with primary care.

This meeting was made possible by the generous support of Bloomberg Philanthropies

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