Senior Leadership Team

Jennifer Schechter

Jennifer Schechter

CEO and Co-Founder

Jennifer Schechter+

CEO and Co-Founder

Jennifer Schechter has been building innovative healthcare solutions since 2005, when she opened Integrate Health’s first rural HIV treatment center while serving as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo. Since taking on the role of CEO in 2012, Ms. Schechter has helped to expand Integrate Health’s impact in the fight to end preventable deaths of women and children. Working in the marginalized nation of Togo, Integrate Health collaborates with the Togolese Ministry of Health to implement and test proactive, integrated, community health delivery innovations. The innovations developed by Integrate Health and the Togolese Ministry of Health are contributing to the global movement to bring about systems-level change in the way primary healthcare is delivered. Under Ms. Schechter’s leadership, Integrate Health has been recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative and supported by a number of social impact investors. Ms. Schechter is a Rainer Arnhold Fellow with the Mulago Foundation, a recipient of the Sargent Shriver Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service and a recipient of the Cordes Fellowship. Ms. Schechter received a Bachelor of Science in International Politics from Georgetown University and Master’s degrees of Social Work and Public Health from the University of Washington.

Christophe Sesso Gbeleou

Christophe Sesso Gbeleou

Country Director

Christophe Sesso Gbeleou+

Country Director

After witnessing numerous devastating cases of AIDS in his neighborhood, Christophe Sesso was moved to collaborate with local doctors and people living with HIV/AIDS to create the Association Espoir pour Demain (AED-Lidaw) in 2001. In 2003, Christophe worked with U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer Kevin Fiori Jr. to create Integrate Health to support AED to reinforce initiatives of community and the primary health system. From 1992 to 2004, Christophe worked for the Ministry of Health at the regional and national level supporting primary healthcare. Christophe Sesso advocates strongly for IH’s mission as it works with the existing system, supporting the system’s delivery of accessibly and quality services, particularly for vulnerable populations.

Patrick Aylward

Patrick Aylward

Chief Operating Officer

Patrick Aylward+

Chief Operating Officer

Patrick Aylward joins the staff as our first Chief Operating Officer. Patrick is an engineer who got his start in global health through the Peace Corps as a founding member of the Integrate Health team nearly 15 years ago. He served on the Board of Directors of Integrate Health from 2014 to 2019.  Patrick earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the Yale School of Management and worked for leading global health organizations including the Global Fund, Unitaid/World Health Organization, and Population Services International.  His work has focused on scaling innovation, market dynamics, systems development, and program design.

Emily Bensen

Emily Bensen

Chief Partnerships Officer

Emily Bensen+

Chief Partnerships Officer

Emily joined Integrate Health in 2014 as part of the Togo-based team and coordinated the launch of the Maternal and Child Health pilot. Now known as the Integrated Primary Care program, it has since been replicated in four districts in northern Togo. After transitioning to the US-based team in 2016, Emily helped triple IH’s annual budget and double their personnel while serving as Deputy Director. In late 2019, Emily took a 12-month leave to earn her MBA at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. Upon completion, she returned to IH in October 2020 as Chief Partnerships Officer, where she focuses on building coalitions to achieve health for all.

Anita Kouvahey-Eklu

Anita Kouvahey-Eklu

Deputy Country Director

Anita Kouvahey-Eklu+

Deputy Country Director

Mrs. Anita KOUVAHEY-EKLU holds a diploma of Superior Health Technician with a medical option. She spent 23 years as a medical provider and then as a manager of programs and community projects at the Togolese Association for Family Welfare (ATBEF). In her position, she was able to set up an HIV unit and an efficient program for the provision of contraceptive services, including the injection of DMPA-IM and DMPA-SC by CHWs. Recently she joined Integrate Health as Deputy Country Director where she participates in the Partnership’s Community-Based Health Systems Strengthening program with different strategies.

Kevin Fiori

Kevin Fiori

Science Advisor and Co-Founder

Kevin Fiori+

Science Advisor and Co-Founder

Kevin Fiori MD, MPH is an Integrate Health co-founder and the current Chief Science
Officer. He is an Assistant Professor in both the Division of Academic General Pediatrics and
Department of Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein School of Medicine / Montefiore
Medical Center. In 2016, he became the Director of the Global Health Program in the
Department of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. Since 2003, Dr. Fiori has been
working on community-based health initiatives based in Togo, West Africa, initially as a Peace
Corps volunteer. He is primary investigator on multiple community health initiatives based both
in West Africa and Bronx, NY. He is currently a Fellow in the Empire Clinical Research
Investigator Program investigating implementation outcomes focused on community health
workers and social determinants of health screening in the Bronx.

Dr. Fiori was awarded the Ellen Griep Award for Excellence by University of Washington School
of Medicine, the 2015 Chairman’s Award for Distinction in Research, and 2015 Behavioral
Science Award for Excellence from the Department of Family and Social Medicine. Dr. Fiori and
Jennifer Schechter were awarded the 2016 Sargent Shriver Award for Distinguished
Humanitarian Service by the National Peace Corps Association.

He completed a MD at the University of Washington and an MPH at Boston University School of
Public Health as part of the Masters International Program with the US Peace Corps.

Etonam Sowu

Etonam Sowu

Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, And Quality Improvement

Etonam Sowu+

Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, And Quality Improvement

Etonam joined the IH team in 2016 after years of experience in NGO management, project management, and monitoring and evaluation across Togo.  After receiving his Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Lomé with a concentration in public health education, Etonam interned for the Togolese Federation of NGOs in administrative and project management. From 2012 to 2016, he worked as a Psychosocial Counselor, then Director of Monitoring and Evaluation for another local non-profit focused on people living with HIV, before joining IH’s M&E Team. In his role as Director, Etonam loves having the opportunity to be involved in the entire range of work that IH does by helping each team realize their goals.

Élise Warga

Élise Warga

Director of Operations

Élise Warga+

Director of Operations

Living with HIV, Elise attests that Integrate Health and AED-Lidaw saved her life, which fuels her indefatigable motivation to continue the fight to improve healthcare in Togo. In 2004, Elise volunteered to manage IH’s procurement of the first antiretroviral medications provided outside of Togo’s capital city. Elise, who grew up with a straw roof over her head, has managed over $1.3 million in IH funding since that first round of ARVs arrived. Elise is an amazing example of the potential that can be unlocked through investment in local capacity building and looks forward to seeing IH’s expansion bring opportunities to more communities in Togo. 

Atomkilasso Katin

Atomkilasso Katin

HIV Program Officer

Atomkilasso Katin+

HIV Program Officer

Atomkilasso began his career as a senior health technician at the University Hospital Center of Kara. He was deeply moved by the disastrous health conditions of people living with HIV. He draws inspiration from the dedication of Peace Corps volunteers (notably Kevin Fiori and Jennifer Schechter) within the NGO “Association Espoir pour Demain” (AED-Lidaw) towards this vulnerable group for the improvement of their living conditions to work alongside them as a volunteer, thus contributing to the medical care of PLWHA in associative settings since 2004. He was identified by the national program for the fight against HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and hepatitis (PNLS-HV-IST) as a field actor to be strengthened by bringing him to have the inter university medical and paramedical diploma sub regional medical and paramedical sub regional of Francophone Africa to the care of people infected with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa in Ouagadougou (BURKINA FASO) in June 2009. After several national and international experiences with Expertise France and Integrate Health on the issue of HIV, he is now working at Integrate Health as a consultant in the global management of HIV infection.

Amanda Wheeler Singer

Amanda Wheeler Singer

Senior Director of MERL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning)

Amanda Wheeler Singer+

Senior Director of MERL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning)

Amanda is an epidemiologist who began her career in public health by serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo. Following her return to the States, she worked for the U.S. Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (an implementing agency for PEPFAR) on international military HIV prevention and care programs. Most recently, she served as study director for international post-authorization studies examining HIV medication safety and effectiveness at Gilead Sciences. She has conducted epidemiologic research on nutrition, cancer, and infectious disease. She received her Master of Public Health degree and doctorate in Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Komlan Nabissan

Komlan Nabissan

Medical Director

Komlan Nabissan+

Medical Director

Dr. Kenkou has extensive experience working in the public health sector and is a champion of health equity. He holds a degree in Statistics, a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Aix-Marseille, a Master’s degree in Quality, Hygiene, Safety and Environment from the International Institute of Water and Environment, and a State Doctorate in Human Medicine in Burkina Faso. Over the past six years, Dr. Kenkou has taken on a variety of roles, from medical provider to program director, to improve access to and quality of care for vulnerable populations. Recently, Dr. Kenkou worked as a Medical Coordinator for a humanitarian NGO in Chad on a project to reduce maternal and child mortality. It has created programs focused on the prevention and treatment of HIV / AIDS among mothers and children, with a focus on integrated care and improved hospital conditions. He helped set up a health financing system with community participation. Engaged in maternal and child health, he joined the Integrate Health team in July 2017 as their Medical Director.

P. Émile Bobozi

P. Émile Bobozi

Community-Based Health Program Director

P. Émile Bobozi+

Community-Based Health Program Director

Emile has been with IH since 2014, when he started as head nurse of the AED clinic, then became Community Health Worker Supervisor, then Clinical Mentor, and is now mentor coordinator. Emile received his license in nursing and obstetrics from the National Medical Auxiliaries School in Kara in 2012, then went on to volunteer at the Kara University Hospital in reanimation, before working for the medical facility of the Central Bank of West African States and then the Medico-Social Clinic of Atchembade. As Mentor Coordinator, Emile is instrumental in the expansion of IH’s programs into new districts, as well as supporting the clinical mentor working in our four pilot sites. He’s motivated by the eagerness of IH to support the health system rather than replace it. His favorite part of IH, however, is getting to run ultrasounds for pregnant women!

Operations Team

N’Danikou Sylvain Adivignon

N’Danikou Sylvain Adivignon

Finance Controller

N’Danikou Sylvain Adivignon+

Finance Controller

Sylvain has been with IH and AED since 2011, when he was placed with IH via a Togolese volunteer organization, and has remained ever since due to the invaluable work experience he is gaining while supporting IH’s mission. Sylvain credits IH with incredible staff mentorship and leadership, particularly with the support of US-based executives. He believes IH’s provision of free care for pediatrics is an essential component for improving health across Togo, and he looks forward to continuing to aid IH in expanding its services to more communities.

Djélili Boussari

Djélili Boussari

Logistics Assistant

Djélili Boussari+

Logistics Assistant

Djélili obtained his advanced technician’s certificate in logistics transport and transit at the ESTEG higher school (Lomé Togo). With more than 7 years of professional experience, he has worked in the field of logistics in particular in the organization and management of car fleets and stock management. He started his professional career as a trainee in the logistics department at CIMTOGO. He was in turn Fleet Manager at MA-BARKA SARL, Logistics Manager at SAMYDACK SARL before joining in March 2020 the NGO SANTE INTEGREE as Logistics Assistant in the operations team.

Aregba Karka

Aregba Karka

Driver

Aregba Karka+

Driver

Karka has been IH’s trusted driver since mid-2017. On a break from getting his university degree in Modern French Language from the University of Kara, Karka supports operations at IH in the field and in the main office. Karka takes the various teams and personnel out into the field by car or motorcycle, and he provides general office support when he is in Kara.

Abdoulaziz Ahousseini

Abdoulaziz Ahousseini

Head of Logistics

Abdoulaziz Ahousseini+

Head of Logistics

Abdoulaziz obtained a degree in Geography from Abdou Moumouni University in Niamey in 2010. He joined the AREVA / Mines Group for the Young Adherence Program (PIJD) from December 2010 to December 2011. He was then hired by Areva as a Radiation Protection Assistant and Transport Manager of Uranate at the Quality Environment Safety and Radiation Protection Department where he worked through 2012-2017. Abdoulaziz then obtained his professional degree in Management, Transport Logistics from the University Institute of Technology of Tahoua / Niger. He gave courses of support to students in BTS State Institute of Higher Management.He worked as a Logistics assistant at Bolloré Transport & Logistics in 2018 before joining the IH Operations team as the Head of Logistics.

Benjamine Akouvi Elitcha

Benjamine Akouvi Elitcha

Assistant Accountant

Benjamine Akouvi Elitcha+

Assistant Accountant

Benjamine holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance Accounting from Kara University after graduating her A Level in Accountancy. Benjamine lives her daily life with joy and love and especially with the support of her life partner. Benjamine has been effectively assisting the organization’s Financial and Accounting Director since 2019 when she joined the organization as Accountant Assistant. Benjamine’s ambition is to use all her skills to help the organization achieve its objectives.

Aimé Kolawolé Ibitoye

Aimé Kolawolé Ibitoye

Director of Human Resources

Aimé Kolawolé Ibitoye+

Director of Human Resources

Aimé Kolawolé IBITOYE received his Master’s degree in Occupational Psychology and Organization at the University of Abomey-Calavi in ​​Benin. He has more than 10 years of professional experience in human resources management including recruitment, administrative management, management performance and skills, training management, forecasting of jobs and skills, and salary processing. During that time he worked as an HR Assistant at Cabinet Consult Services Synergie, HR Manager at L & D Shipping, HR Assistant at ORAGROUP SA, and finally as the Head of Human Resources at CAMEG TOGO. Aimé Kolawolé joined Integrate Health in September 2018 as their Human Resource Manager.

Leila Celestin

Leila Celestin

Senior Finance Manager

Leila Celestin+

Senior Finance Manager

Leila Celestin is an experienced controller and administrator with over 30+ years of extensive international experience working with for profit and not-for-profit organizations in France, Haiti and the United States.

Prior to joining Integrate Health, she worked for a Haiti-based development firm with a focus on communications, business development, and program support.  She has helped a number of not-for-profit organizations create and maintain effective fiscal systems and policies, cost-efficient technology systems, and the human resource infrastructure that supports their program, fiscal and operating demands. At Adecco, a leading provider of temporary staffing, permanent placement.in France, as an Accounting Manager, she supervised the overall financial systems for bookkeeping, budgeting, accounting and timely reporting. She also supervised Adecco’s implementation and conversion from AS400 based accounting system to PeopleSoft.

Leila received her accounting degree in Lyon France.  She has obtained a number of certificates including most recently USAID Rules and Regulations, Financial Management of USG Funding and Procurement Planning & Execution from Humentum (former Inside NGO).

Dawn Fiori

Dawn Fiori

Bookkeeper

Dawn Fiori+

Bookkeeper

Dawn Fiori has been an active member in community and social organizations for over 25 years. She was an elected member of the Medway School Committee for 9 years, where she was Vice-chair for 3 years. For years Dawn was an appointed member of the Medway Finance Committee, where she was the liaison to several town boards. After fifteen years in retail management and loss prevention, Dawn switched careers and for over ten years has been employed as an office administrator for R.P. Marzilli & Company. Dawn still lives in her hometown of Medway, Massachusetts, where she raised her 2 daughters, Shannon and Erin. She is also a very young grandmother of five. Along with her nephews, Thomas and Kevin Fiori Jr., and her sister, Susan Hafford, Dawn is one of the founding members of Integrate Health. It is her wish and dream that IH continues to grow and receive support so that every child in Togo can have a healthy mother to help them reach adulthood and that every mother, even those that are HIV-positive, can become a very young grandmother.

Mariama Bili

Mariama Bili

Human Resources Assistant

Mariama Bili+

Human Resources Assistant

Mariama holds a bachelor’s degree in Organization and Human Resources Management, obtained at FASEG (Economic and Management Sciences Faculty) at the Unisersity of Lomé. Mariama has more than 3 years of professional experience in human resources, particularly in recruitment and training management of staff. She started her career with an internship at EDI service, worked at “Central Informatique” and then held the position of HR Assistant at MRH Consult, which is a Human Resources Management firm. Dynamic, rigorous and able to work in a multicultural environment, Mariama joined the Integrate health team in November 2020 as Human Resources Assistant.

Pozobendou Solange Possoli

Pozobendou Solange Possoli

Administrative Assistant

Pozobendou Solange Possoli+

Administrative Assistant

Solange is holder of a master’s degree in English with a major in African literature and a BTS in secretarial work. She was first an English language teacher for three (03) years before returning to the secretariat. Solange has more than seven (7) years of professional experience in the role of administrative assistant in various structures among which the Turkish Consulate in Togo and the CECO Group company. She joined the Integrate Health Team in August 2020 as Assistant to the Country Director.

Essossolim Adi

Essossolim Adi

Cleaning Agent

Essossolim Adi+

Cleaning Agent

Essossolim graduated his A-Level in 2012 at CRETFP (a vocational trainig school). He then studied Philosophy at the University and went under training  in Technical and Business Management. From June to November 2017, he was in internship as Human Ressources Manager Delegate. Since July 2018, Essossolim works at Integrate Health as Cleaning Agent.

Lonsozou Parouzi

Lonsozou Parouzi

Night Watchman

Lonsozou Parouzi+

Night Watchman

Lonsozou was born in 1965 in Lama-Kara. Before joining Integrate Health team, he was a farmer and taught agriculture in a vocational school from 1989 to 2012. Since January 2017, Lonsozou is working at Integrate Health as Night Watchman.

Alex Yondo

Alex Yondo

Security Guard

Alex Yondo+

Security Guard

After more than 8 years of experience in the security field, Alex joined IH in 2017. Married and father of two young boys, Alex is grateful for the opportunities that IH has presented to him. “Thanks to IH, I am able to pay for my boys’ education, and I even have a motorbike to take them to school! IH really saved me from a lot of despair. I never thought that I would have been able to provide for my family as I do now.”

Partnership Team

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Quality Improvement Team

Tsolegnagbo P. Kossi

Tsolegnagbo P. Kossi

IT Specialist

Tsolegnagbo P. Kossi+

IT Specialist

Kossi started working at IH in 2015 as an IT specialist. He received a certificate in IT from the Center of Informatics Maintenance and Multimedia in 2014, a certificate in Advanced Xcel Programming at the Emergent Technologies Center of Kara in 2014, and degree from the University of Kara in Finance and Accounting in 2015. Outside of IH, Kossi teaches courses in accounting software and runs his own training center where he teaches web design. He was motivated to join IH to further his IT abilities and explore opportunities to use technology in the field of health. At IH, he is in charge of facilitating the use of technology in programs, particularly in community-based programming. He looks forward to IH’s new use of mobile technology for community health workers!

Dédé Marie-José Ekoue

Dédé Marie-José Ekoue

Data Analyst

Dédé Marie-José Ekoue+

Data Analyst

José is a software architecture technician. She obtained her Brevet de Technicien Supérieur in Computer Management concentrating in Application Development in 2014 and her Professional Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Networks and Telecommunication option Software Architecture in 2015. Very motivated by the work, she began a professional integration internship as an Application Developer at the Management of IT Management of Personnel of the State (DGIPE). She was then recruited by MAPCOM TECHNOLOGIES as a Technical Sales Associate in January 2017. In October 2017 for the Local Governance Improvement Project for the Exercise of the Municipal Project Management (PAGLEMOC) to the Union of Communes of Togo (UCT) as Database Manager. In March 2019, she was recruited by Integrate Health to the position of Manager and Data Analyst. She carries out her duties with dedication, self-sacrifice and ensures that the objectives of the structure are achieved.

Modestine Hodalou Pitekelabou

Modestine Hodalou Pitekelabou

Data Coordinator

Modestine Hodalou Pitekelabou+

Data Coordinator

After several years working for the Global Fund, Modestine joined IH in 2018 as Data Coordinator. Modestine worked at IH’s partner organization, AED, from 2015-2017 as a Global Fund monitoring and evaluation employee working with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, collecting reports from field agents, processing data for the Global Fund, and liaising with community-based agents. Modestine received her degree in sociology from the University of Kara in 2017. IH’s dedication to providing the best quality care for every patient and the staff collaboration attracted her to join the IH team.

Abiré Rachel Konzou

Abiré Rachel Konzou

Database Operator

Abiré Rachel Konzou+

Database Operator

Rachel graduated from Sokodé High School in 2012 (BAC II). She completed a computer training at Dynetech in Lomé followed by a two-month practical internship. She worked as the data entry operator for the Project Management Unit (PMU) where she entered data for the distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) in 2017. She later was a data entry operator for the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) in the framework of the 2018 legislative elections. Since March 2019, she has been working at Integrate Health as a data entry operator.

Hyacinthe Awizi

Hyacinthe Awizi

Developer

Hyacinthe Awizi+

Developer

Always passionate about computer science and new technologies, Hyacinthe started his career at ESGIS TOGO (Ecole supérieure de gestion d’informatique et des sciences), where he got his bachelor’s degree in Software Architecture in 2016 and his master’s degree in 2019. He started his professional career at the company MIRIDOO in 2015, and then he joined the company GO AFRICA ONLINE in 2016 as a developer. In 2017, he was recruited by ISPACE CORPORATION as project manager/developer. He says that being part of the IH team is a godsend to take up together the challenges of ICT integration in the health sector.

Kelly Lue

Kelly Lue

Senior Manager MERL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning)

Kelly Lue+

Senior Manager MERL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning)

Kelly Lue joined Integrate Health in 2019 as Managing Director, Research and Analytics. From 2013-2015, Kelly was IH’s first Program and Development Associate, supporting programs, grants, and communications work. She then held positions working with community health workers in Peru and managing women’s health programs for immigrant communities in NYC. Most recently, Kelly worked at Partners In Health in rural Malawi leading mHealth projects and strengthening M&E systems. An NYC native, she received her Master in Public Health from New York University and studied biology, history, and Hispanic languages as an undergraduate at McGill University.

Sébastien Osterrieth

Sébastien Osterrieth

MEQI Associate

Sébastien Osterrieth+

MEQI Associate

Sébastien joined Integrate Health in October 2019 to support the Monitoring, Evaluation and Quality Improvement team.

In 2013, he achieved a Master’s degree in bioengineering at the Brussel University (Belgium) and started working as a pharmaceutical researcher for a Belgian company. Despite it being an interesting role, he eventually got tired of the everyday routine and wanted to discover new cultures, while also feeling concerned by “north-south” inequalities. He then left Belgium in 2016 to join the rural development program of the Belgian Development Agency in Benin (Enabel Benin), as the Manager of the Geographic Information System. He then moved to Togo early 2019 where he did both volunteering and consultancies for development programs before finally joining Integrate Health crew.

 

Research Team

Jessica Haughton

Jessica Haughton

Research and Grants Manager

Jessica Haughton+

Research and Grants Manager

Jess Haughton joined Integrate Health in 2020 and has more than 10 years of experience developing research proposals and implementing community-based research projects. Throughout her career she has worked with local and international community organizations to train and empower Community Health Workers to improve the health and quality of life of their communities. Jess has training in grant writing, implementation science, qualitative research methods, and program planning and evaluation. She earned her Masters in Public Health and Masters in Latin American Studies in 2012 from San Diego State University.

Agnes Miziou

Agnes Miziou

Research Coordinator

Agnes Miziou+

Research Coordinator

Agnes has been working with IH and AED since 2005, when she started volunteering with youth programming until 2013. From 2013 to 2015, she worked at Compassion International, before joining the group of researchers at IH in 2015 as research coordinator. Agnes is currently pursuing a university degree in program management and planning, monitoring, evaluation, and local development, inspired by the work she has been involved in with IH and AED. Working with IH gives her hope for Togo’s future, as IH’s vision to give free and accessible care to vulnerable populations creates an incredible momentum for change. Agnes looks forward to supporting IH’s research as it discovers and implements the best healthcare for Togo.

Désiré Dabla

Désiré Dabla

Research Manager

Désiré Dabla+

Research Manager

Désiré joined the Integrate Health team as Executive Assistant to the Partnerships team in early 2017 after an internship with the US Embassy Development Office. His role consisted of administrative and financial management of the IH Office in Lomé and support to the rest of the team in terms of contact with partners. After obtaining his Master’s degree in Sociology that same year, Désiré enrolled in his thesis and decided to work on technological innovations in health. The objective of his work was to understand the conditions in which e-health applications are formed and their purposes given their recent growth in Togo. Since October 2020, Désiré decided to join the research team given his academic background in order to support the organization in generating evidence of the program’s effectiveness.

Program Team

Ablavi Stella Kossivi

Ablavi Stella Kossivi

Clinical Mentor

Ablavi Stella Kossivi+

Clinical Mentor

Ablavi Stella joined the IH maternal and child health team in 2017 as a clinical mentor, bringing many years of experience working with patients and clinical staff in Northern Togo. Stella received her Physician’s Assistant license in 2013 from the University of Lomé. From 2014 to 2018, she worked in the field in Sokodé as a National Volunteer for the Togolese Association for Family Well-Being (ATBEF) before managing a government clinic. With IH, Stella is dedicated to capacity-building activities in clinics and communities to provide better care to children and pregnant and postpartum women. She looks forward to helping more community members as the program expands.

Bilim Mazabalo Stephane

Bilim Mazabalo Stephane

Community Manager

Bilim Mazabalo Stephane+

Community Manager

Bilim is a State-certified nurse and obtained his license in nursing and obstetrics at the ENAM of Kara in 2014. Highly motivated by the work, he started a professional integration internship at CMS Adabawere after receiving his license. After nine months of training, he applied for the recruitment of AED nurses in April 2015. Passionate about a dynamism and the quality he brings to his work, he was promoted to Head Nurse of the AED clinic in October 2015. In this position, he was responsible for coordinating the activities of the infirmary in collaboration with two other nurses in addition to mentoring trainees. In May 2018, Bilim was selected as the Clinical Mentor for the Bassar Health District. As a program mentor, he oversees the implementation of the IH’s activities at the clinical level and ensures the quality of the services offered to the program’s targets in Bassar. He does this work with love and selflessness and ensures that the objectives of the program are achieved.

Zarifou Ouro-Longa

Zarifou Ouro-Longa

Clinical Mentor

Zarifou Ouro-Longa+

Clinical Mentor

Holder of a professional Bachelor degree in Health Science, option Nursing and Obstetrics obtained in 2016 at ENAM Kara -Togo, Zarifou worked as a state nurse at the Medical-Social Center of Atchangbadè from September 2016 to April 2017 and then as a state nurse at CHP Kouka from May to October 2017 before being appointed head nurse of the health center in Koutière. Zarifou joined Integrate Health in September 2019 as a Clinical Mentor in Dankpen District, where he worked as a head nurse. This position, held before joining the organization’s Community-Based Health Program team, makes him a routine part of the program and mentoring system implemented by the organization. This allows him to easily fulfill his ambition to collaborate with the Dankpen team (Community Health Workers and service providers) to raise the level of indicators for health facilities that are suffering and to achieve the objectives set by the employer. Zarifou works to ensure the continuity of free care in the four health centers for which he is the clinical mentor with quality in order to allow the integration and extension of the program to the remaining district’s health facilities.

Israël Komla Gnassingbe

Israël Komla Gnassingbe

Community Health Worker Supervisor

Israël Komla Gnassingbe+

Community Health Worker Supervisor

Israël received his graduate degree in Nursing and Obstetrics in 2013 and has modular training in Obstetric Ultrasound and Gynecology. He has always found great satisfaction in providing quality care to the poorest of the poor and to the people whose access to care is difficult. For three and half years, Israël worked as the head of Bodarima clinic in Benin for the NGO Bodarima Mutual Aid Association. During this time, he helped provide quality care to the poor, including the management of cases of malnutrition, pregnant women, active case finding in communities, mobile ultrasounds, and the integrated management of childhood illnesses. He became a Community Health Worker supervisor with IH in the Bassar Health District in May 2018.

Essossimna Gisèle Talabia

Essossimna Gisèle Talabia

Community Health Worker Supervisor

Essossimna Gisèle Talabia+

Community Health Worker Supervisor

Essossimna is a state certified Midwife. She obtained her BAC D in 2013 and her professional degree in obstetric care in 2016 at the National School of Midwives of Kara. Highly motivated to save lives, she began her internship at USP AOUDA then CHP Guerin Kouka for 6 months. In February 2017, she was assigned to the USP Koutchicho to be responsible for their maternity ward. She was assigned to the CHP Guerin Kouka in May 2018 to strengthen the maternity team of the DPS Denkpen. She was recruited as a CHW Supervisor for the Denkpen District by Integrat Health in April 2019. She carries out her duties with dedication and self-sacrifice so she can ensure that the objectives of the Maternal and Child Health Program are achieved.

Pyalo Pali

Pyalo Pali

Community Health Worker Supervisor

Pyalo Pali+

Community Health Worker Supervisor

Pyalo was born in Broukou in the prefecture of Doufelgou. She did her secondary studies at Kara II high school where she obtained her A Level in 2009. She then enrolled in the midwifery school where she obtained her state midwifery diploma in July 2012. Pyalo has 7 years of professional experience as a midwife at the clinic “TOUT EST GRACE KARA” where she attended trainings on the good reception of patients, PMTCT (Prevention of Mother and Child Transmission). At the same time she was working at AED KARA as a substitute midwife. Pyalo joined Integrate Health team in March 2020 in the position of supervisor of CHWs in Kéran and intends to put all her experience, rigor at work and her midwifery expertise to the benefit of the CHWs she supervises and the women of the communities in which she is deployed to ensure their better well-being and thus contribute to achieving the objectives of the IH.

Brigitte Assih

Brigitte Assih

Training Coordinator

Brigitte Assih+

Training Coordinator

Brigitte obtained her Professional License in Health Sciences: Obstetrical Care at the National midwifes school “Ecole Nationale des Sage-femme (ENSF)” in Lomé in 2016. From 2016 to 2018, she worked as a Midwife at the “Saint Jean de Dieu” Hospital in Afagnan. Passionate about strengthening the health system, she was involved in the project of Strengthening the Health System, Reproductive Health and Sexual Rights (ProSanté) in the Kara region from 2019 to 2020 as a Quality of Service Assistant in the Binah prefecture. She supported the Binah District Management Team in the implementation of the quality approach at the district level. Brigitte joined Integrate Health team in August 2020 as Training Coordinator; she is committed to coordinating the activities of the Community Based Health System Strengthening program and to ensuring that all trainings of the program are done successfully for the success of Integrate Health activities.

Nika Meyebinesso

Nika Meyebinesso

Community Health Worker Supervisor

Nika Meyebinesso+

Community Health Worker Supervisor

Nika is a state-certified nurse. He graduated from the National School of Medical Assistants of Kara in 2012. He was a nurse at Kara Polyclinic where he performed consultations. He joined the Integrate Health team in 2018 as a Community Health Worker supervisor in the Bassar Health District. He is passionate about supporting children from 0 to 5 and pregnant women in vulnerable communities in receiving free care.

Laurent Kediyo

Laurent Kediyo

Superviseur des Agents de Santé Communautaire

Laurent Kediyo+

Superviseur des Agents de Santé Communautaire

Laurent a rejoint l’équipe de Santé Intégrée en Septembre 2019 en tant que Superviseur des Agents de Santé Communautaire. Il est titulaire d’une Licence professionnelle en soins infirmiers, diplôme obtenu en 2008 à l’Ecole Nationale des Auxiliaires Médicaux (ENAM) de Lomé. Laurent a été Responsable du centre d’écoute et d’orientation des personnes vivant avec le VIH à l’ONG ODIH à Lomé sis à Kodjoviakopé de 2008 à 2010 puis Responsable du centre de santé d’Afidényigba dans le District sanitaire de Vo de 2012-2019. Son abnégation et son sérieux au travail lui a valu en 2017 un Diplôme d’honneur desservi pour service rendu à la Direction Préfectorale de Santé de Vo. Laurent a donc rejoint l’équipe du programme de Santé à Base Communautaire de Santé Intégrée pour apporter son leadership, ses  expériences, ses compétences acquises et son expertise à la mise en œuvre des activités du programme dans le nord Togo et il le fait d’ailleurs très bien depuis son arrivée, à en témoigner les Agents de Santé Communautaire de la Kozah qu’il supervise.

Gnouyarou Tchalim

Gnouyarou Tchalim

Community Health Worker Supervisor

Gnouyarou Tchalim+

Community Health Worker Supervisor

Married with one daughter, Gnouyarou was born in Kara in the prefecture of Kozah. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Obstetrics in 2015 at the National School of Medical Auxiliary in Kara. Since 2015, Gnouyarou has contributed to the improvement of the health system in TOGO by participating in Mass Treatment Campaigns in the fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases as well as vaccination campaigns. He has also participated in the implementation of advanced strategies in rural areas so that the least served populations can have access to quality health care. Since March 2020, Gnouyarou joined Integrate Health team as CHWs Supervisor in the Prefecture of KERAN. With this position he participated in the extension of the Community Based Health System Strengthening Program of Integrate Health and its implementation in KERAN.

Constance Yindaya

Constance Yindaya

Launch Coordinator

Constance Yindaya+

Launch Coordinator

Constance became a State certified Midwife in 2008, graduating from the National School of Midwives (ENSF) of Lomé. After graduation she worked at the Barruet Clinic from 2008 – 2011 as a midwife responsible for maternity, immunization, and family planning. Passionate about humanitarian work, she decided to become involved in volunteering through the PRVONAT National Volunteer Program (now ANVT) in 2012 as a midwife in the district of Be in Lomé. Always having the desire to save lives, she volunteered for ECOWAS 2013-2015 in Conakry, Guinea, where she was assigned to FRIA as a midwife instructor. From 2015 to 2017, Constance participated in the United Nations Volunteer Program in Conakry at UNFPA where she was assigned to NZerekore as a senior midwife for the Post Ebola Health Systems Reinforcement Project. She was responsible for coordinating the activities of national midwives recruited by UNFPA and assigned to the most vulnerable areas, providing supplies from targeted drug and equipment centers, and supervising and training midwives on site. Returning to Togo in 2018, Constance worked as a trainer for CPN and CPON providers to improve the quality of care in Togo and Chad. In addition, Constance was a maternal morbidity research assistant at Sylvanus Olympio University Hospital with Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the University of Lome. In 2019 she was hired as Integrate Health’s new Extention Coordinator, where she is committed to coordinating program activities and ensuring that supervisors and CHWs carry out IH’s Maternal and Child Health programmatic objectives.

Passimassouwé Pato

Passimassouwé Pato

Community Health Worker Supervisor

Passimassouwé Pato+

Community Health Worker Supervisor

Passimassouwè is the supervisor of Dankpen’s Community Health Workers. He is a state-certified nurse by training, graduating in 2016. He did an advanced training course at the Kara Regional Hospital. After this internship, he was in charge of Public Health Center in the Kozah Health District. After nine months of responsibility he became a nurse in charge of care at the Adabawere medical and social center. Passimassouwé joined the team of the Community Based Health Program of the NGO Integrate Health in April 2019. Passionate about music and poultry farming and motivated by the help he could bring to considerably reduce the infant and maternal mortality rate in Northern Togo, Passimasosuwè works with courage and self-sacrifice to achieve the organization’s objectives.

Essohana Walla

Essohana Walla

Clinical Mentor

Essohana Walla+

Clinical Mentor

Married and father of three children, Essohana WALLA was born on November 15, 1989 in Akakai in the prefecture of Ogou. He obtained his A level degree in science domain at the high school of Sokodé. In the same year he succeeded the entrance exam to the National School of Medical Auxiliary in Kara where he obtained his professional degree in Health Science in 2014. Since then he gained his experiences by serving in several health facilities and health training at the position of State Nurse. Since March 2020, Essohana is clinical and administrative mentor of the community-based health system in the Keran district. In this position, Essohana looks forward to bringing his experience and skills to help the organization achieve its goals and succeed in its noble mission.

Development and Communications Team

Jessica Cook

Jessica Cook

Communications Program Officer

Jessica Cook+

Communications Program Officer

Jessica joined Integrate Health as Communications Program Officer in November 2019. Jessica served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Guinea from 2016-2018 where she worked extensively with Community Health Workers. Jessica received her Master of Science in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics in 2019 and her Bachelor of Science in International Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Mawuko Komlan

Mawuko Komlan

Development and Communications Associate

Mawuko Komlan+

Development and Communications Associate

Mawuko Komlan is a graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in African Literature at the University of Lomé in 2009. He taught English in a private secondary school in Lomé for 5 years following his graduation. Mawuko joined BIO4EVER, which specialized in exporting biologic soya in Europe, as an input operator and secretary. Most recently, Mawuko worked as an English teacher at a technical school from 2015-2019. He joined Integrate Health as their Development and Communications Associate in June 2019, where he works as a liaison between the US and Togo teams to support grant reporting, communications, and donor relations.

Sahaletou Yelebo Marie

Sahaletou Yelebo Marie

Development and Communications Coordinator

Sahaletou Yelebo Marie+

Development and Communications Coordinator

Sahaletou Yelebo Marie was born and raised in Togo, West Africa. In 2013, Marie joined the Integrate Health team in Togo where she worked as the community outreach coordinator and later was part of the team that launched the Maternal and Child Health pilot program. Eager to explore her love for women’s empowerment, Marie left IH in 2015 to join Pathways Togo, a girl’s education NGO where she led the middle and high school program. While assisting young scholars and advocating for their rights to education, Marie saw first-hand the challenges girls face due to social perceptions of women’s role in society. This experience motivated her to go to graduate school, to strengthen her human rights advocacy skills. She moved to the United States in 2017, expecting to achieve that goal. Marie is happy and grateful for the opportunity to re-join the Integrate Health team on the US side, where she is hoping to contribute to the amazing work that IH is doing in her home country.  On her first day of work in April 2020, she said, “it feels like home”!

Michelle Thompson

Michelle Thompson

Senior Development Manager

Michelle Thompson+

Senior Development Manager

Michelle joined Integrate Health as the Development and Communications Manager in 2019. Prior to joining the IH team, Michelle’s experience included grant writing, communications, and program support for various nonprofits. Michelle received her Masters in Nonprofit Management from Arizona State University, and her Bachelors of Art in Environmental Studies at University of Vermont.

Stephanie Anderson

Stephanie Anderson

Executive Assistant

Stephanie Anderson+

Executive Assistant

Stephanie joined Integrate Health part time in 2017 as Executive Assistant and transitioned to full time in 2019. Prior to joining the IH team, Stephanie held positions at an association management company as an executive director, associate director, and conference planner for several nonprofits. She is a professional fiction and nonfiction editor and a published author. Stephanie majored in English and minored in History at Campbell University.

Kozah District

Zinabou Mamam

Zinabou Mamam

Adabawéré Team Community Health Worker

Zinabou Mamam+

Adabawéré Team Community Health Worker

Zinabou has lived in the Adabawéré area for most of her life. She became a Community Health Worker to help her community and enjoys her responsibilities and impact on the community. Zinabou is proud of the way her community has changed and how it no longer suffers from high rates of maternal or infant mortality. She is motivated to work by the effectiveness and quality of the health system since the IH partnership began, and she knows her work positively affects her community. She looks forward to seeing the partnership continue to help her community thrive.

Yine Felicité Kahindate

Yine Felicité Kahindate

Sarakawa Team Community Health Worker

Yine Felicité Kahindate+

Sarakawa Team Community Health Worker

Felicité has lived her whole life in Sarakawa and chose to become a community health worker to address the suffering in her community. Each day, she sees her community getting healthier and witnesses increased dialogues about health in Sarakawa. Felicité’s hope comes from the daily proof she witnesses of the ways families have come to accept IH’s programming and actively seek out proactive treatment for themselves and their children, leading to healthier and stronger families. Felicité is proud to serve with IH, as the partnership between Sarakawa and IH has yielded tremendous and unexpected results.

Yamtoko Yvonne Atale

Yamtoko Yvonne Atale

Adabawéré Team Community Health Worker

Yamtoko Yvonne Atale+

Adabawéré Team Community Health Worker

Originally from the village of Lesio, Yvonne has lived in Adabawéré since 1994 and has served as a Community Health Worker for the Adabawéré health center for many years. Primarily a farmer, she was motivated by the struggles she had to go through every day to join the IH Community Health Worker team. She is proud of how much she has learned from IH and how she can help women protect themselves and their families. Yvonne credits IH with saving the lives of children in her community by helping them pay for and access lifesaving healthcare. Successes of her work as a Community Health Worker can also be seen in the adoption and understanding of family planning within her community. Driven by her life goal of helping struggling families, Yvonne looks forward to many more years of serving her community as a Community Health Worker.

Tchilalo Rebecca Tchotchokou

Tchilalo Rebecca Tchotchokou

Kpindi Team Community Health Worker

Tchilalo Rebecca Tchotchokou+

Kpindi Team Community Health Worker

Rebecca has lived in Kpindi since 2011 and joined IH’s team as a Community Health Worker in 2015. Leaving behind her job as a seamstress, Rebecca became a Community Health Worker due to her love and passion for educating community members on maternal and child health topics. Rebecca takes pride in her work, as she can now better care for herself and her family, as well as for the community that has been her home since 2011. She is inspired to work hard daily to decrease deaths in her community, as well as encourage a decrease in home births. The program has allowed families to save money and invest it elsewhere, providing a boost for her community, and Rebecca looks forward to many more years of an IH-Kpindi partnership.

Tchilalo Ruth Tchiou

Tchilalo Ruth Tchiou

Kpindi Team Community Health Worker

Tchilalo Ruth Tchiou+

Kpindi Team Community Health Worker

Ruth has lived her whole life in Kpindi and left her job as a seamstress to become a Community Health Worker and help the community that has always supported her. Prior to the Kpindi Community Health Worker program, Ruth noticed women rarely came to prenatal consultations, and families did not have the financial resources to pay for maternal and pediatric health services. Now Ruth is proud that women start prenatal consultations within their first trimester and that families take the initiative to take their ill children to the Kpindi clinic. Ruth is happy that everyone is positively affected by her and the other Community Health Workers’ work within their community, and she looks forward to many more years of a successful partnership between Kpindi and IH.

Toba Skon

Toba Skon

Sarakawa Team Community Health Worker

Toba Skon+

Sarakawa Team Community Health Worker

Toba has lived in Sarakawa his whole life and chose to become a IH Community Health Worker in 2015 to aid in ensuring all children and pregnant women receive free, quality healthcare in Sarakawa. Toba has seen big changes in his community, as IH provides essential help to communities most in need, particularly in the survival rates of mothers and children. Toba hopes to one day see the impacts of maternal and child health programming and health systems-strengthening across Togo.

Veronique Latta

Veronique Latta

Adabawéré Team Community Health Worker

Veronique Latta+

Adabawéré Team Community Health Worker

Veronique has lived in Adabawéré since 2011 and joined the IH Community Health Worker team in 2015. She chose to become a Community Health Worker to help women help themselves and their children, to share knowledge, and to empower those in her community. She’s seen many changes and is proud of the way her community has such a strong bond with IH, particularly the way women are at ease because they know they are cared for and respected in the healthcare they are receiving. Within her own home, she is empowered to care for her children and herself, bringing pride to her family for the services she provides with her skillset. Veronique looks forward to more improvements in her community as women grow and learn and are able to take better care of their families.

Manawezoue Justine Samala

Manawezoue Justine Samala

Kpindi Team Community Health Worker

Manawezoue Justine Samala+

Kpindi Team Community Health Worker

Mananwezoue grew up in Kpindi and was devastated by the child mortality rate occurring in Kpindi. She took the initiative of becoming a Community Health Worker in 2016 to combat this persistent issue. Since the start of the program, Manawezoue has seen a tremendous positive impact from IH’s work within her life and her community. Child mortality rates have noticeably dropped and have remarkably changed the lives of families in the community. She also is able to better support her family. Manawezoue takes pride in her role as Community Health Worker and the work she is able to do with IH.

Mariyama Bataka

Mariyama Bataka

Sarakawa Team Community Health Worker

Mariyama Bataka+

Sarakawa Team Community Health Worker

When Mariyama was given the opportunity to become a Community Health Worker, she didn’t hesitate to join IH’s mission to improve the health status of her community. She has seen many changes in Sarakawa since IH partnered with the community, including a greater knowledge base among mothers, who now receive regular pre- and post-natal visits and promptly seek out care for their sick children, significantly reducing preventable deaths in her community. Positive changes in her community, families, and children give her pride and inspire her to persevere in her role as community health worker. Mariyama looks forward to helping IH expand its mission and give hope and health to more communities across Togo.

Mazalo Florence Malakpa

Mazalo Florence Malakpa

Kpindi Team Community Health Worker

Mazalo Florence Malakpa+

Kpindi Team Community Health Worker

Florence grew up in Kpindi and always dreamt of working in the health field. When the opportunity arrived in 2015, she immediately jumped at the chance to be a Community Health Worker in Kpindi. She is motivated in her job as a Community Health Worker because she wants to save children’s lives and the lives of people in her community. She has seen a change in her community members’ reaction to their health. Now mothers are quick to take their children to the clinic, women rarely give birth at home, and community members in general just seem healthier. These results are what motivate her to serve her community and be proud to work for IH.

N’danida Justine N’Danatche

N’danida Justine N’Danatche

Kpindi Team Community Health Worker

N’danida Justine N’Danatche+

Kpindi Team Community Health Worker

At age, 23 Justine decided to become a Community Health Worker to spread awareness about various health topics in her community and share the gift of good health. In becoming a Community Health Worker, Justine is extremely proud to better serve the children and the families within her community. She feels equipped with resources that allow her to make a substantial impact in her community. Justine is proud that her work has led the majority of women within her community to attend prenatal consultations and to give birth at a clinic with a trained health professional. She hopes to continue to share the knowledge and resources with which IH equipped her with more community members.

 

Mabadina Romaine Tangboa

Mabadina Romaine Tangboa

Adabawéré Team Community Health Worker

Mabadina Romaine Tangboa+

Adabawéré Team Community Health Worker

Romaine has spent her whole life in Adabawéré and has spent many years working in her community. She first volunteered as a community medication distributor for ten years for polio and neglected tropical diseases and conducted community education sessions on meningitis. She initially worked for IH as a replacement Community Health Worker before joining full-time. Romaine has learned a lot about herself and her community through working as a Community Health Worker and enjoys empowering others to take charge of their health. She has seen many changes in the health status of children and pregnant women, particularly in the way children are no longer treated at home. Instead, their parents seek out professional care from a Community Health Worker or clinic-based staff. She maintains a positive attitude and keeps pushing herself to be courageous in the face of challenges and keep improving the health of her community.

Lioudou Kossiwa Kola

Lioudou Kossiwa Kola

Djamdé Team Community Health Worker

Lioudou Kossiwa Kola+

Djamdé Team Community Health Worker

Lioudou is originally from the Kara region but has strong ties to her new home in Djamdé. She chose to pursue being a Community Health Worker to help the women and children in her community. She credits IH’s partnership with the community with equipping her to better care for herself, for others, and for teaching her many new skills. She is motivated every day to work closely with her patients, particularly pregnant women, to ensure happy, healthy pregnancies. Lioudou is proud of the many changes she’s seen in her community, in particular the healthier pregnancies she has had the pleasure to accompany as a Community Health Worker. She looks forward to increasing her knowledge of pregnancy management through IH and helping her patients thrive.

Lamabélé Reine Tchewafei

Lamabélé Reine Tchewafei

Kpindi Team Community Health Worker

Lamabélé Reine Tchewafei+

Kpindi Team Community Health Worker

Reine is a Community Health Worker who has lived in Kpindi for over 16 years. She was first motivated to become a Community Health Worker with IH by her desire to help children thrive in her community. Reine has remarked that since her start as a Community Health Worker in 2015, the rate of illnesses among children and community members has drastically declined. She wants to continue to educate people about pediatric health and to save the lives of as many children as possible around the world. She takes pride in the skills and abilities that the IH-Kpindi partnership has given her, and she continues to work hard to put those skills to good use in her community.

Koudjoukalo Rolande Sansan

Koudjoukalo Rolande Sansan

Sarakawa Team Community Health Worker

Koudjoukalo Rolande Sansan+

Sarakawa Team Community Health Worker

Koudjoukalo has spent her whole life in the Sarakawa area and joined IH’s Community Health Worker team at the age of 20. She wanted to serve her community, and IH’s mission gave her hope for improving the health of her community. She is motivated every day to actively seek out pregnant women and sick children by knowing that she is helping her community and herself by extension. Koudjoukalo finds particular joy from bringing young children back to health. She looks forward to continuing to work with IH and bring health to her community.

 

Biniwe Madeleine Teou

Biniwe Madeleine Teou

Adabawéré Team Community Health Worker

Biniwe Madeleine Teou+

Adabawéré Team Community Health Worker

Biniwe has lived in Adabawéré her whole life and is incredibly happy to be an IH Community Health Worker. Prior to working for IH, she worked as a health center polio Community Health Worker and was eager to return to work as a Community Health Worker when IH started the program in Adabawéré. Biniwe is glad to be able to help her community get healthier and has noticed the changes in her family and in her community: parents don’t hesitate before seeking help for their children, and hygiene has improved significantly in families. Caring for very young children and pregnant women gives her hope for the future of her community. She looks forward to implementing more best practices in her community with IH and seeing health continue to improve.

Damawai-Douwè Kassan

Damawai-Douwè Kassan

Djamdé Team Community Health Worker

Damawai-Douwè Kassan+

Djamdé Team Community Health Worker

Kassan has lived her whole life in the Kozah district and joined the IH Community Health Worker team in 2015. She was inspired to become a Community Health Worker as her children got older and she had the time to care for other people’s children. She is happy to be working as an IH Community Health Worker and gets to take the children in her community under her care, working with parents and the community to keep children healthy and smiling, preventing the sicknesses and deaths that existed before the program started in Djamdé. Kassan has noticed a decrease in poverty in her community as families are healthier. She looks forward to her new skills in counseling and providing family planning to help families in Djamdé become healthier and stronger.

Kémèwa Tagba

Kémèwa Tagba

Djamdé Team Community Health Worker

Kémèwa Tagba+

Djamdé Team Community Health Worker

Kemewa has lived her whole life in Djamdé and has many years of experience working as a Community Health Worker with a variety of organizations. She greatly enjoys working in her community, and did so first as a PSI Community Health Worker, leading community education sessions on HIV, before joining the IH Community Health Worker team in 2015 to continue to strengthen the health of her community. She is proud to be saving and improving lives, particularly through the empowerment of women to take better care of their health and the health of their children. Personally, working as a IH Community Health Worker has given her a lot of new opportunities and successes in her life, including being better able to care for herself and her children. Kemewa looks forward to continuing to work as a Community Health Worker with IH and expanding the program to allow her community to thrive.

Kéméwalo Agama

Kéméwalo Agama

Sarakawa Team Community Health Worker

Kéméwalo Agama+

Sarakawa Team Community Health Worker

Kéméwalo has lived in Sarakawa for more than 15 years and became a IH Community Health Worker in 2015. She was originally motivated to become a Community Health Worker as a means through which to serve her community and help herself care for her family. Kéméwalo takes great pride in the changes she has seen in her community, and particularly enjoys active case finding and being able to connect women and children with reliable, quality healthcare and community support. She looks forward to continuing working towards a healthier and happier community as a IH Community Health Worker.

 

Babalana Justine Bakeda

Babalana Justine Bakeda

Adabawéré Team Community Health Worker

Babalana Justine Bakeda+

Adabawéré Team Community Health Worker

Justine has lived her whole life in Adabawéré and joined the IH Community Health Worker team at the age of 20. She was first motivated to join IH’s mission when she saw how her community was suffering but couldn’t help itself because of the cost of healthcare and knew the IH program would make a difference. Since becoming a Community Health Worker in 2015, Justine has noticed everything change in her community. Healthcare is affordable and accessed, women truly understand how to care for themselves and their families, and the community is much stronger. Justine is the main Community Health Worker in charge of hospitalization follow-ups and spends a lot of time with families at hospitals. She is proud of the work she does and looks forward to IH’s future in the community.

Azoumare Luc Gnezim

Azoumare Luc Gnezim

Djamdé Team Community Health Worker

Azoumare Luc Gnezim+

Djamdé Team Community Health Worker

Luc has spent his whole life in Djamdé and joined the IH Community Health Worker team in 2015. Before becoming a Community Health Worker, Luc didn’t know much about health, but he now credits the health of a person as being essential to the hope and development of a community, particularly children’s health. He is proud of being a Community Health Worker, in particular his ability to care for the children in his community, including his own.  Since joining IH’s Community Health Worker team, he has noticed changes in behavior in his community, in particular an increased sense of cohesiveness, as people are united by their health and happiness. Luc is determined to continue to ensure children remain happy and healthy in his community and to promote IH’s programs in the community.

Assnapyalo Florence Akawa

Assnapyalo Florence Akawa

Sarakawa Team Community Health Worker

Assnapyalo Florence Akawa+

Sarakawa Team Community Health Worker

Florence has lived in Sarakawa her whole life and became a IH Community Health Worker at the age of 19. She was originally motivated to help children and pregnant women to create change in her community by improving the health of those around her. She enjoys active case-finding, where she gets to seek out sick children and pregnant women in her community and provide them with care and support when they need it most. She has seen significant changes in her community and takes pride in her part in creating happier families and decreasing maternal and child mortality in Sarakawa. Florence looks forward to continuing her work with IH and seeing the ongoing success of the program.

 

Babanam Honorine Toyou

Babanam Honorine Toyou

Djamdé Team Community Health Worker

Babanam Honorine Toyou+

Djamdé Team Community Health Worker

Babanam has lived her whole life in Djamdé and joined the team of IH Community Health Worker in 2015 at the age of 21. When Babanam saw the ways in which members of her community were suffering, particularly the children, she decided to dedicate herself to improving the lives of those around her as a Community Health Worker. Having now worked for several years as a Community Health Worker, Babanam is proud of the way her community has thrived since the beginning of the program, as well as the impact working as a Community Health Worker has had on her own life and livelihood. Babanam gets immense joy from seeing better health in her community as IH’s partnership with the community progresses, and she looks forward to many more years of success.

Assibi Nadege Botcho Amezo

Assibi Nadege Botcho Amezo

Djamdé Team Community Health Worker

Assibi Nadege Botcho Amezo+

Djamdé Team Community Health Worker

Nadege was born and raised in Djamdé, where she was a farmer prior to becoming a Community Health Worker with IH. Driven by the desire to help her community, she was particularly drawn to IH’s partnership because she knew her community would thrive through the partnership. She is proud of the significant differences she has seen in her community, including the majority of women who now receive pre- and post-natal consultations at regularly scheduled intervals and who promptly seek care for their children when they’re ill. Nadege is empowered by the knowledge she can impart to her community and to her own family members. She looks forward to the many ways the IH partnership with Djamdé continues to strengthen her community, particularly the focus on affordable and accessible family planning.

Afi Kpaba

Afi Kpaba

Sarakawa Team Community Health Worker

Afi Kpaba+

Sarakawa Team Community Health Worker

Afi has lived her whole life in Sarakawa and became a Community Health Worker with IH at the age of 21. When the Community Health Worker program started in Sarakawa, Afi jumped at the opportunity to bring joy and wellbeing to her community by helping women and children thrive. She has seen big changes in her community since IH’s programs began, including a significant drop in the number of fatalities and illnesses left untreated. Afi looks forward to IH’s program expanding and reaching more communities across Togo, bringing improved health and family happiness throughout her country by providing continuous medication availability, respectful and quality care, and community-based initiatives.

Abiré Aime Sewou

Abiré Aime Sewou

Sarakawa Team Community Health Worker

Abiré Aime Sewou+

Sarakawa Team Community Health Worker

Abiré has lived in Sarakawa since the age of 16 and joined IH’s Community Health Worker team to help her community that was suffering. She admires the way IH has truly partnered with the community, and she loves working with both pregnant women and children to ensure their health and prosperity. Since beginning her work, Abiré has seen fewer deaths in her community, and the affordability and quality of services now available give her tremendous hope. Abiré takes pride in working with IH to continue to create change and better health in Sarakawa and looks forward to prosperity in her community.

Abalo Assimta

Abalo Assimta

Djamdé Team Community Health Worker

Abalo Assimta+

Djamdé Team Community Health Worker

Abalo has spent his whole life in Djamdé and farmed his land and worked as a Community Health Worker for his local health clinic before joining IH’s Community Health Worker team to counteract the childhood sickness and problems with pregnancies in his community. Abalo is proud of IH’s work in the community, as accessibility and affordability of services no longer prevent pregnant women or children from getting the healthcare they need. He has noticed a big decrease in poverty in his community, even within his own household. Money that would previously have gone to paying for healthcare services for pregnant women and children is being fed back into homes and the community. Abalo advocates for mutual love and respect between Community Health Worker and the communities they serve, as cooperation and trust is essential for fostering healthier, stronger families.

Bassar District

Sirina Asso

Sirina Asso

Sanda Afohou Team Community Health Worker

Sirina Asso+

Sanda Afohou Team Community Health Worker

With experience working as a UNICEF Community Health Worker, Sirina looked forward to expanding her scope of care to pregnant women and all children under the age of five. She was inspired by the work because of her passion to support her community, and she has seen dramatic reductions in child mortality. She is proud of both her work and her own good health, which she attributes to the training she has received by Integrate Health.

Azoumi Soule

Azoumi Soule

Sanda Afohou Team Community Health Worker

Azoumi Soule+

Sanda Afohou Team Community Health Worker

With good health, you are able to make educated choices and have the freedom to do what you want versus what you have to do. This is why Azoumi is passionate about her work and has seen impressive progress within her community in just 6 months of Integrate Health beginning its partnership there. As a young mother, she is particularly motivated to serve her community, where she is able to make an impact in the health of both children and entire families by giving them informed consultations and health information.

Essodom Patawolo

Essodom Patawolo

Sanda Afohou Team Community Health Worker

Essodom Patawolo+

Sanda Afohou Team Community Health Worker

Essodom has been raising her four children in Sanda Afohou for the past 18 years and joined the IH team in 2018. She worked as a Community Health Worker for the Red Cross previously and brought her prior expertise to her new role as a Community Health Worker with IH. She is passionate about saving the lives of her fellow community members and making sure women and children have proper access to essential health services at their disposal. She is grateful for the financial autonomy the job gives her, which allows Essodom to inspire health behavior changes in her community every day.

Bozolim Kamda

Bozolim Kamda

Sanda Afohou Team Community Health Worker

Bozolim Kamda+

Sanda Afohou Team Community Health Worker

Bozolim grew up in Sanda Afohou and recently gave birth to her fourth child before becoming a Community Health Worker with IH in 2018. As a mother, she was sad to see many of her neighbors unable to make trips to their local health clinic because they couldn’t afford transportation and medical costs. Since she has started working with IH, she has seen an impressive change, and mothers now can afford and understand the importance of prenatal care for both their and their baby’s health. The community trusts her, and she trusts that her work is making a significant impact towards developing the place she calls home.

Sarakawahalo Awiliwa

Sarakawahalo Awiliwa

Manga Team Community Health Worker

Sarakawahalo Awiliwa+

Manga Team Community Health Worker

Sarakawahalo has worked with IH as a Community Health Worker since 2018, when she joined to address infant and maternal mortality within her community. She is insistent that all women should have access to family planning in order to space out pregnancies on their own schedule and so that their families can provide all of the necessary care to their children by being on top of their finances. The sooner she is able to consult women, the sooner they will seek prenatal care, which helps promote safe and healthy pregnancies. She is proud to see improved health literacy within the households with which she works  and hopes that this increases as she continues to make an impact as a Community Health Worker in Manga!

Makpaoughaï (Tignié) Nagnou

Makpaoughaï (Tignié) Nagnou

Manga Team Community Health Worker

Makpaoughaï (Tignié) Nagnou+

Manga Team Community Health Worker

Tignié has lived in Manga for most of her life and became a Community Health Worker in 2018. She works hard to help her community eliminate child mortality due to preventable diseases, and she consults pregnant women about the benefits of prenatal and postnatal healthcare. Having recently given birth, Tignié feels particularly strong about urging women to make the best decision for both themselves and their babies by giving birth at clinics with medical staff to ensure safe deliveries like her own. Her new family is now able to live comfortably thanks to her Community Health Worker position, and she is looking forward to seeing continued progress within her community.

Koffi Babosse

Koffi Babosse

Manga Team Community Health Worker

Koffi Babosse+

Manga Team Community Health Worker

Before joining the IH team as a Community Health Worker in Manga, Koffi worked as a farmer after leaving school. She chose to become a Community Health Worker because she wanted to help her community by caring for vulnerable children and women. The villages she works in are far from their local clinic, so having the capacity to bring services directly to households is incredibly effective. She is a mother, and her work not only helps her family financially, but allows her to use her experiences to help other women make educated decisions about family planning, prenatal plans, and their family’s health.

Djariétou Aboubakar

Djariétou Aboubakar

Koundoum Team Community Health Worker

Djariétou Aboubakar+

Koundoum Team Community Health Worker

Djariétou joined Integrate Health in 2018 so that she can help improve the lives of other women in her community. Prior to becoming a Community Health Worker, she spent two years of adventure in Coutonou before marrying and raising her two-year-old child back in Koundoum. She has seen a lot of progress already and is able to convince women to see the value in prenatal care thanks to her platform as a Community Health Worker. She believes that women’s health is the key to improving the local economy and looks forward to continuing to learn in this profession. Djariétou hopes to eventually work in the health center so she can continue making an impact on the health of her community.

Assoura Tonougbabou

Assoura Tonougbabou

Manga Team Community Health Worker

Assoura Tonougbabou+

Manga Team Community Health Worker

Assoura grew up in Manga and worked as a volunteer educator before joining the IH team as a Community Health Worker in 2018. The work is important for her because she is able to educate households on illness prevention so that they can avoid acquiring preventable diseases on their own terms. Seeing women take initiative by seeking prenatal care and insisting on facility-based deliveries is a big step to achieving gender equity within her community, and she is grateful to take part in that progress.

Aoussi Bimba

Aoussi Bimba

Manga Community Heath Worker

Aoussi Bimba+

Manga Community Heath Worker

Aoussi ran her own workshop as a seamstress but eagerly joined IH as a Community Health Worker in Manga when they partnered with her local clinic in 2018. She values her role in bringing treatment options directly to households so that children can receive preventative care that often reduces their need to travel to the clinic. She has seen a reduction in illnesses within her district since she began working with IH. Although the work is hard, Aoussi finds it extremely fulfilling.

Ayaa Yguine

Ayaa Yguine

Koundoum Team Community Health Worker

Ayaa Yguine+

Koundoum Team Community Health Worker

Working as farmer before being recruited as a Community Health Worker in 2018, Ayaa frequently saw the women in her community unable to seek prenatal care due to lack of finances and education about their own reproductive health. Thanks to her training with Integrate Health, she is able to consult families in their households about key ways to take preventative measures in their personal health and how to recognize danger signs that require further medical attention. Ayaa is inspired by her work and hopes to play a part in increasing the health standards of her rural community.

Aworossi Makamassou

Aworossi Makamassou

Koundoum Community Health Worker

Aworossi Makamassou+

Koundoum Community Health Worker

Aworossi has seen her rural community suffer from poor access to quality healthcare services for years, and when Integrate Health began recruiting for community health workers in Koundoum, she jumped at the opportunity. Using her new training, she is able to play a role in reducing preventative illnesses by teaching families about the importance of family planning, prenatal care, and facility-based deliveries.

Lare Koutom

Lare Koutom

Koundoum Team Community Health Worker

Lare Koutom+

Koundoum Team Community Health Worker

Growing up in Koundoum, Lare joined the Integrate Health team in 2018. Forced to drop out of school before graduating, she uses her new role as a Community Health Worker to help others achieve their career objectives by providing them with free healthcare services so that they can lead healthy and successful futures. Not only does the work benefit her community, but it also gives her self-confidence and strength to support her family and treat the illnesses that too often afflict her neighbors.

Assossimna Tchambakou

Assossimna Tchambakou

Koundoum Team Community Health Worker

Assossimna Tchambakou+

Koundoum Team Community Health Worker

Assossimna became a Community Health Worker to support her family and community and uses her shared experiences as a mother to better educate women in her community about prenatal and infant care. Since joining IH in 2018, she has seen immediate progress since the program launched in Koundoum, where villagers often lived far from the local clinic and lacked finances to find transportation and pay for services. Now the rate of mortality has dropped, and women value the need to seek professional medical attention and give birth at the maternity clinic.

Kossia Makouya

Kossia Makouya

Bangeli Team Community Health Worker

Kossia Makouya+

Bangeli Team Community Health Worker

Kossia was eager to join Integrate Health because of high rates of maternal and child mortality from preventable illnesses that she witnessed in her community. With her training as a Community Health Worker, she can now help educate women who often experienced complications during their pregnancies and didn’t pursue prenatal consultations due to lack of funds. She strongly believes in the importance of family planning and strives to educate young girls so that they too can work towards the advancement of their communities without being pulled back by unwanted pregnancies.

Oyanga Kpatika

Oyanga Kpatika

Bangeli Team Community Health Worker

Oyanga Kpatika+

Bangeli Team Community Health Worker

Oyanga is passionate about supporting Bangeli. He worked as a community advocate for essential family planning education before joining Integrate Health. He recognized that his village urgently needed support and as a Community Health Worker, he is able to commit himself fully to improving the health of his neighbors. Oyanga has continuously worked towards the betterment of his community and continues to serve as President of the Villagois Community of Development so that he can make a lasting impact.

Ouwounboraguéme Nadje

Ouwounboraguéme Nadje

Bangeli Team Community Health Worker

Ouwounboraguéme Nadje+

Bangeli Team Community Health Worker

Working as a Community Health Worker to improve the lives of her fellow community members gives Ouwounboraguéme courage. Having the ability to treat sick children and help mothers through their pregnancies has not only impacted the community, but her own life as well.

Yabawayé Dana

Yabawayé Dana

Bangeli Team Community Health Worker

Yabawayé Dana+

Bangeli Team Community Health Worker

Yabawayé worked as a homemaker before joining Integrate Health, and now feels she can make a significant impact on the health of her community. She is dedicated towards teaching pregnant women the importance of prenatal consultations and the benefits of family planning, which she sees as vital to developing sustainabl progress in Bangeli.

Salimatou Nambou

Salimatou Nambou

Bangeli Team Community Health Worker

Salimatou Nambou+

Bangeli Team Community Health Worker

Working with Integrate Health has given Salimatu the capacity to support pregnant women and children in Bangeli, where health disparities greatly impact her local community. She is now able to consult mothers on how to protect their children from preventable diseases so that they can all focus on developing a healthier environment.

Florence Djabi Kondi

Florence Djabi Kondi

Kabou Sara Team Community Health Worker

Florence Djabi Kondi+

Kabou Sara Team Community Health Worker

Florence became a Community Health Worker to make a difference in her community after completing her university studies in Philosophy. It was all too apparent that women and children were particularly vulnerable to premature mortality as a result of preventable diseases going untreated. When Integrate Health came to Kabou-Sara, Florence not only gained a reputable vocation, but she also became an agent of progress within her community for the betterment of women and children.

N’Limbiba N’Guimbe

N’Limbiba N’Guimbe

Bangeli Team Community Health Worker

N’Limbiba N’Guimbe+

Bangeli Team Community Health Worker

Since being trained as a Community Health Worker by Integrate Health, N’Limbiba has already seen a decrease in the number of illnesses afflicting the rural community. She was motivated by the possibility of helping children under five receive a fair chance at living strong and healthy lives, and she knows that her work will make a lifelong impact on the residents of Bangeli. Women are now making the choice to give birth in the clinic and taking control of their rights to healthcare.

Mami Otone

Mami Otone

Bangeli Team Community Health Worker

Mami Otone+

Bangeli Team Community Health Worker

Finding gainful employement living in a rural community in Togo is difficult, but as a woman, the stakes are much higher. As a Community Health Worker, Mami is able to use her training in her community to achieve better health and promote progress through advocacy and community-based preventative healthcare practices. By encouraging families to adopt family planning methods, she believes that everyone in the community will benefit by giving them control of their health.

M’Loswa Kataka

M’Loswa Kataka

Bangeli Team Community Health Worker

M’Loswa Kataka+

Bangeli Team Community Health Worker

M’Loswa feels strongly that her work is making an impact on the lives of families in Bangeli. During every household visit, she is able to teach her neighbors important health information that will allow them to seek appropriate treatment for themselves and their children, as well as taking measures to prevent the spread of diseases that are prevalent in their community. This job gave her a purpose and she feels that she is able to protect those she loves as a Community Health Worker with Integrate Health.

Nikabou Kissao

Nikabou Kissao

Kabou Sara Team Community Health Worker

Nikabou Kissao+

Kabou Sara Team Community Health Worker

Before becoming a Community Health Worker with Integrate Health, Nikabou worked as a UNICEF Community Health Worker to educate his community on hygienic sanitation practices. Integrate Health offered a fantastic opportunity to expand his scope and knowledge of healthcare. Before, his neighbors were unable to seek medical assistance from their local clinics and hospital due to lack of finances. Now he has seen a complete reduction of child mortality, a higher frequency of women seeking prenatal care, and increased awareness of acquiring medicine from licensed professionals. He is proud to teach mothers how to recognize danger signs in their and their children’s health, and sees these achievements as part of a larger development effort within Kabou Sara.

Assossinime Aparatchou

Assossinime Aparatchou

Kabou Sara Team Community Health Worker

Assossinime Aparatchou+

Kabou Sara Team Community Health Worker

Assossinime values the opportunity to educate households in her community about primary care and identifying danger signs among children and pregnant women so that they can seek appropriate medical assistance. She had experienced similar situations where she could not afford to seek care for her sick children and it made her feel helpless. As a Community Health Worker for Integrate Health, she is inspired to consult families in her community every day so that they give their children timely and optimal care at no cost.

Adjokouma Alakourou

Adjokouma Alakourou

Kabou Sara Team Community Health Worker

Adjokouma Alakourou+

Kabou Sara Team Community Health Worker

Adjokouma was looking to find meaningful work, and when Integrate Health came to Kabou-Sara looking for Community Health Worker candidates, she was urged to apply. She believes in the utmost importance of proper child care and addressing illnesses quickly, especially among children under five. This work allows Adjokouma to give educated counseling to pregnant women and steer them towards free services at their local clinic.

Hodalo Kadaga

Hodalo Kadaga

Kabou Sara Team Community Health Worker

Hodalo Kadaga+

Kabou Sara Team Community Health Worker

After being forced to drop out of school because her parents could no longer afford to send her, Hodalo moved back to her village and got married. Now a mother of three, she decided to apply for a Community Health Worker position to support her family and community. She is proud to see the lives of young children being saved thanks to their services, in addition to an increased rate of women receiving prenatal consultations to help them have safe and healthy pregnancies. As a mother, she feels particularly aligned with the work and has seen incredible progress since Integrate Health partnered with her community.

Afi Amkosso

Afi Amkosso

Manga Team Community Health Worker

Afi Amkosso+

Manga Team Community Health Worker

Driven by an urge to give back to her community, Afi joined IH as a Community Health Worker in Manga in 2018. Her work makes her heart feel whole, and she is inspired every day to treat illnesses among children in her district. As a mother of two, she values the importance of giving women the opportunity to take control of their reproductive health through family planning options that best match their needs.

Clari Tcha

Clari Tcha

Manga Team Community Health Worker

Clari Tcha+

Manga Team Community Health Worker

Before joining IH in 2018 as a Community Health Worker, Clari had experienced many obstacles. Having to drop out of school when her father passed away due to lack of financing, she worked in the market selling goods. When she left for the three-week training before officially taking on her role as a Community Health Worker, Clari gained a confidence in herself that she never knew existed. Her family has benefited from her new role, and she is now able to give women more autonomy to make family planning decisions on their own terms. She is impressed by the progress she sees within her community and looks forward to continuing her work for herself, her family, and her community.

Thantal Tagarbe

Thantal Tagarbe

Bangeli Team Community Health Worker

Thantal Tagarbe+

Bangeli Team Community Health Worker

Tagarbe grew up in Bangeli and is dedicated to saving the lives of young children in her community. As a Community Health Worker, she has seen a significant improvement in health attitudes among her neighbors. Pregnant women rely on her for important health information, and their consultations inspire them to seek prenatal consultations, give birth in health centers, and focus on their and their children’s health.

Ńtikime Gmanwe

Ńtikime Gmanwe

Bangeli Team Community Health Worker

Ńtikime Gmanwe+

Bangeli Team Community Health Worker

Ńtikime became a Community Health Worker because she wants to deliver quality healthcare to her village. Before Integrate Health came to Bangeli, she was a student with aspirations to gain employment that would benefit her community. Ńtikime is thrilled that she is able to work towards developing her community through their partnership with Integrate Health.

Garé Gaou

Garé Gaou

Bangeli Team Community Health Worker

Garé Gaou+

Bangeli Team Community Health Worker

Garé has seen a great change in her community since beginning her work as a Community Health Worker in Bangeli. She was inspired to work for Integrate Health because she witnessed too much maternal and child mortality and wanted to help in their efforts to save lives. She is proud to support family planning initiatives in her community because it gives people the right to choose what is best for their families.

Dankpen District

Tagnamboul Naoutche

Tagnamboul Naoutche

Kpetab Team Community Health Worker

Tagnamboul Naoutche+

Kpetab Team Community Health Worker

After finishing primary school, Tagnamboul became a housewife. When Integrate Health selected her for Community Health Worker training, she was excited to make a difference in her community. Now as a Community Health Worker, Tagnamboul works hard in her village because, as she says, her work helps save lives around her.

Batouware Ikoundjo

Batouware Ikoundjo

Naware Team Community Health Worker

Batouware Ikoundjo+

Naware Team Community Health Worker

As a housewife, Batouware was looking for an opportunity to work in her community. When she discovered how Integrate Health Community Health Workers provide care to women and children, she knew she had to apply. Batouware has been working in her community as a Community Health Worker since July 2019.

Bidipoumi Tadi

Bidipoumi Tadi

Kpetab Team Community Health Worker

Bidipoumi Tadi+

Kpetab Team Community Health Worker

Bidipoumi grew up in Namab. After earning her secondary school degree, she was unsure of what was next. When she heard about the Community Health Worker program, Bidipoumi knew she should apply. She was happy to be selected for the Integrate Health training, and was even more excited to serve her community when she began working officially as a Community Health Worker in July 2019.

Konoutab Mitchore

Konoutab Mitchore

Naware Team Community Health Worker

Konoutab Mitchore+

Naware Team Community Health Worker

Konoutab left secondary school to sell goods. Since becoming an Integrate Health Community Health Worker, she works hard every day to help women and children in her community. Konoutab is proud to be an Integrate Health Community Health Worker, and loves that she can spread increased knowledge of health to her community.

Yadjabroume Beka

Yadjabroume Beka

Naware Team Community Health Worker

Yadjabroume Beka+

Naware Team Community Health Worker

Yadjabroume sold goods at her local market before she heard about the Community Health Worker Program. Since July 2019, Yadjabroume has been serving her community as an Integrate Health Community Health Worker, and understands that her work impacts the lives of people in her community.

Noufoh Oubaghaba

Noufoh Oubaghaba

Naware Team Community Health Worker

Noufoh Oubaghaba+

Naware Team Community Health Worker

Noufoh had to leave college to provide for her family. Before becoming an Integrate Health Community Health Worker, she was a dressmaker apprentice. Since becoming a Community Health Worker, Noufoh loves how people call on her in her community to provide care.

Yindjre N’Wintcha

Yindjre N’Wintcha

Naware Team Community Health Worker

Yindjre N’Wintcha+

Naware Team Community Health Worker

Yindjre was a housewife before training to become a Community Health Worker. Since her training, Yindjre has been working to help her community members by providing high-quality healthcare in their homes. Yindjre is proud to be able to live comfortably and provide for her family.

N’Nimbambouya Alfa

N’Nimbambouya Alfa

Naware Team Community Health Worker

N’Nimbambouya Alfa+

Naware Team Community Health Worker

Before N’nimbambouya was a Community Health Worker, she was a farmer in Dankpen. One of the goals she wants to achieve is to help women and children in her community access care. She strives every day in her community to achieve that goal. N’nimbambouya is excited to see how her community changes in the years to come.

Adjima Atchamboa

Adjima Atchamboa

Koutiere Team Community Health Worker

Adjima Atchamboa+

Koutiere Team Community Health Worker

Adjima was a cotton farmer in his village before his recruitment and training as a Community Health Worker. Adjima is very proud of his work as Community Health Worker because he is able to help women and children access lifesaving care. Adjima is looking forward to offering free healthcare to the women and children in his community who need it.

N’nimbiniyaou Tamandja

N’nimbiniyaou Tamandja

Naware Team Community Health Worker

N’nimbiniyaou Tamandja+

Naware Team Community Health Worker

N’nimbiniyaou had to leave college to become a housewife. In July 2019, she started working in her community as a Community Health Worker. She loves helping her community and feels well equipped to provide care to women and children. She hopes to share this knowledge with other community members and see how her community changes over time.

Manon Koyani

Manon Koyani

Koutiere Team Community Health Worker

Manon Koyani+

Koutiere Team Community Health Worker

Before her training as Community Health Worker, Manon was already working at the health center of her community. Her training at Integrate Health then helped her to continue her work. She is proud to work to provide primary health care to women and children of her community.

Banyéla Djassoba

Banyéla Djassoba

Koutiere Community Health Worker

Banyéla Djassoba+

Koutiere Community Health Worker

Before her training to become Community Health Worker, Banyéla was a housewife. Banyéla joined the Integrate Health team because of her will to help her community to access quality health care, and looks forward to seeing how she can change her community.

Tado Mougni N’dolighin

Tado Mougni N’dolighin

Solidarite Team Community Health Worker

Tado Mougni N’dolighin+

Solidarite Team Community Health Worker

Mougni originally was trained in warehousing and transit, and worked selling goods at the market.
Mougni agreed to join Integrate Health Community Health Worker team to help people in her community access healthcare. She is passionate about supporting women in her community, and since July 2019 Mougni has been striving to reach this objective in her community.

Afi Ouyanga

Afi Ouyanga

Koutiere Team Community Health Worker

Afi Ouyanga+

Koutiere Team Community Health Worker

Before joining Integrate Health, Afi was a housewife, but wanted to better provide for her family. She was very interested in Integrate Health’s Community Health Worker program and found a way to contribute to not only her community, but her family too. She looks forward to seeing how the partnership between Integrate Health and her community strengthens over time.

N’yakawara N’djossaï

N’yakawara N’djossaï

Koutiere Team Community Health Worker

N’yakawara N’djossaï+

Koutiere Team Community Health Worker

Before joining Integrate Health, N’yakawara was a housewife. Since July 2019, N’yakawara has been a Community Health Worker providing care to women and children in her village. She is particularly excited to educate women on the importance of prenatal consultations, and hopes she can save lives through her education.

N’litchoubi Oulom

N’litchoubi Oulom

Solidarite Team Community Health Worker

N’litchoubi Oulom+

Solidarite Team Community Health Worker

Before her training to become Community Health Worker, N’litchoubi was a seamstress. She joined the Integrate Health team because of her desire to help her community access quality healthcare. She looks forward to seeing how she can change her community.

N’paandre Wegma

N’paandre Wegma

Solidarite Team Community Health Worker

N’paandre Wegma+

Solidarite Team Community Health Worker

N’paandre decided to apply to Integrate Health to provide healthcare to women and children in her community. Before her training and selection to become Community Health Worker, N’paandre was a housewife. N’paandre is excited to help her community.

Yaboune Dalik

Yaboune Dalik

Kpetab Team Community Health Worker

Yaboune Dalik+

Kpetab Team Community Health Worker

Before becoming a Community Health Worker, Yaboune grew up in Tchagbib, and lived there most of her life. She became a Community Health Worker for Integrate Health in July 2019 and has been working actively in her community as part of Integrate Health’s community-based health program.

Tabimi Djagre

Tabimi Djagre

Kpetab Team Community Health Worker

Tabimi Djagre+

Kpetab Team Community Health Worker

Before becoming a Community Health Worker, Tabimi grew up in Gueri-Kouka. Although she attended college, she left to become a housewife and train as a seamstress. In 2014, Tabimi, learned about Integrate Health’s Community Health Worker program and completed the training. Although she did not become a Community Health Worker in 2014, she finalized her training in 2019 and officially was selected to represent the Dankpen community. Tabimi works in her village and helps save lives.

Gmapoa Ougnimouine

Gmapoa Ougnimouine

Kpetab Team Community Health Worker

Gmapoa Ougnimouine+

Kpetab Team Community Health Worker

Gmapoa grew up in Naware.  After having to leave secondary school for family reasons, she was excited to be selected to become an Integrate Health Community Health Worker. She really appreciates her work because it helps save lives in her community, which is a source of pride for her.

Magrau Ouguin

Magrau Ouguin

Naware Team Community Health Worker

Magrau Ouguin+

Naware Team Community Health Worker

Before her training as a Community Health Worker for Integrate Health, Magrau was sold goods. She wanted to become a Community Health Worker because she saw the benefit of the Integrate Health Maternal and Child Health program for her community. She is proud to be one of the Community Health Workers in Dankpen.

Soulo (Clémence) Takpayare

Soulo (Clémence) Takpayare

Kpetab Team Community Health Worker

Soulo (Clémence) Takpayare+

Kpetab Team Community Health Worker

After Soulo graduated with a secondary school degree, she participated in a vocational training in nursing care which earned her a certificate in 2015. In 2016, she earned another certificate for theoretical and practical training in Home Assistance and in Information-Education-Communication technology. She returned to the Dankpen area to be around her family and get married. Soulo was thrilled to have the opportunity to provide care to the people in her community as an Integrate Health Community Health Worker.

Adjoa Animba

Adjoa Animba

Naware Team Community Health Worker

Adjoa Animba+

Naware Team Community Health Worker

Before joining the community-based health team at Integrate Health, Animba was a housewife. She was very interested in Integrate Health’s Mother and Child Health program and was excited to be selected as a Community Health Worker after completing her training. Animba takes pride in not only her work but also how she can now better take care of her family.

Hèzouwè Limazie

Hèzouwè Limazie

Naware Team Community Health Worker

Hèzouwè Limazie+

Naware Team Community Health Worker

Before becoming a Community Health Worker, Hèzouwè was a nominated woman leader in her community. Hèzouwè chose to become an Integrate Health Community Health Worker to help vulnerable populations in her area, help reduce the mortality rate, and help women adopt family planning methods. She is dedicated to her work and strives to achieve her goals.

Mabipe Sakara

Mabipe Sakara

Naware Team Community Health Worker

Mabipe Sakara+

Naware Team Community Health Worker

Mabipe sold goods before she was selected to be trained as an Integrate Health Community Health Worker. She wanted to join the program to help achieve access to healthcare. Since July 2019, Mabipe goes door to door in her community to look for new cases of sick children, counseling the women, and helping her community receive the care they deserve.

Bighoba Makate

Bighoba Makate

Koutiere Team Community Health Worker

Bighoba Makate+

Koutiere Team Community Health Worker

After Bighoba left college, he started farming cotton. When Integrate Health launched the Integrated Primary Care program in Dankpen, Bighoba knew he had to apply. He completed his training in June 2019. Bighoba is honored to work in his community.

Komi Djinakou

Komi Djinakou

Koutiere Team Community Health Worker

Komi Djinakou+

Koutiere Team Community Health Worker

Before his training to be a Community Health Worker at Integrate Health, Komi was a cotton farmer. He chose to become a Community Health Worker, to help his community have access to quality healthcare. Since July 2019, Komi provided healthcare to the people in his community, and is happy to help his community grow.

Maborghan Nghangba

Maborghan Nghangba

Koutiere Team Community Health Worker

Maborghan Nghangba+

Koutiere Team Community Health Worker

Maborghan was a housewife before she applied to become a Community Health Worker. As a Community Health Worker, she really wants to improve the living conditions of people in her community, and is happy that she is also able to provide better living conditions for her family.

Dambampi Lamboni

Dambampi Lamboni

Koutiere Team Community Health Worker

Dambampi Lamboni+

Koutiere Team Community Health Worker

Dambampi was a housewife before her training to work as a Community Health Worker for Integrate Health. Since July 2019, she is proud that she provides health care for women and children and is passionate about saving the lives of children in her community.

Dikoï Bligma

Dikoï Bligma

Solidarite Team Community Health Worker

Dikoï Bligma+

Solidarite Team Community Health Worker

Before her training as a Community Health Worker, Dikoï was a housewife. Her strong will to help people of her community made her apply to become a Community Health Worker. Since July 2019, Dikoï happily works to provide healthcare in her community.

N’nantchane Gmabane

N’nantchane Gmabane

Solidarite Team Community Health Worker

N’nantchane Gmabane+

Solidarite Team Community Health Worker

No longer able to afford school, N’nantchane became a seamstress. She always had an interest in health and when she heard the call for Integrate Health Community Health Workers, she knew she had to apply. After her training, N’nantchane helps to provide care to women and children of her community and is very proud of the work she does.

N’ghankoumida Yandjire

N’ghankoumida Yandjire

Solidarite Team Community Health Worker

N’ghankoumida Yandjire+

Solidarite Team Community Health Worker

N’ghakoumida was a housewife before training to become a Community Health Worker. Since her training, N’ghankoumida has been working to help her community by providing high quality healthcare in their homes. She is proud to be able to live comfortably and provide for her family.

Kéran District

Moutiete Kpakou

Moutiete Kpakou

Nadoba Team Community Health Worker

Moutiete Kpakou+

Nadoba Team Community Health Worker

A stay-at-home mother with four children, Moutiéte is a fighting woman who bravely offers her CHW services in her community to reduce the mortality rate of children 0-5 years old and home deliveries. She wants to use her free time to do family housework and care for her dear children.

Afi Kombate

Afi Kombate

Kokou Temberma Team Community Health Worker

Afi Kombate+

Kokou Temberma Team Community Health Worker

Afi is 22 years old and mother of three children. She was a hairdresser and wanted to work in the IH program team as a CHW. Her goal is to make her community evolve through the care she provides to them.

Bernadette N’Pkamou

Bernadette N’Pkamou

Pagouda Team Community Health Worker

Bernadette N’Pkamou+

Pagouda Team Community Health Worker

Bernadette, 24 years old, was a housewife before joining IH and the program team to help achieve the program’s goals. Bernadette was shocked by the recurring illnesses suffered by children in her village, which often led to their deaths. She is working with Integrate Health to follow these children at home and counsel pregnant women and women of childbearing age.

Nambre Gnarkpa

Nambre Gnarkpa

Pagouda Team Community Health Worker

Nambre Gnarkpa+

Pagouda Team Community Health Worker

Nambre left her status as a housewife to work in her community as a CHW. She now wants to devote her time to take care of children under five years old, to follow pregnant women, and women of childbearing age in her community. She wants to fight so that some serious diseases in children decrease and to avoid home births for pregnant women.

Célestine Assapo

Célestine Assapo

Pagouda Team Community Health Worker

Célestine Assapo+

Pagouda Team Community Health Worker

Celestine is a CHW working in Pangouda Centre and Koussir-telo. Before being selected and trained to become a CHW, she was an apprentice seamstress. When she heard about the Integrated Primary Healthcare program, she was interested in the fact that she could help her community by providing them with healthcare.

Koutinime Alika

Koutinime Alika

Pagouda Team Community Health Worker

Koutinime Alika+

Pagouda Team Community Health Worker

Driven by the desire to contribute to the wellbeing of the people in her community, Koutinime joined the IH team to be trained as a CHW. She puts her current knowledge to the benefit of children under five years old, pregnant women, and women who have just given birth in her community. Koutinime wants to help reduce the high mortality rate among these people she proudly cares for.

N’tché N’Koue

N’tché N’Koue

Warengo Team Community Health Worker

N’tché N’Koue+

Warengo Team Community Health Worker

N’tché is a 260year-old housewife and mother of two children. She decided to dedicate her dynamism to her community as a CHW, in order to help reduce the mortality rate of children under five years old and the rate of home births. She likes to spend her free time reading and playing sports.

Honé Kataka

Honé Kataka

Warengo Team Community Health Worker

Honé Kataka+

Warengo Team Community Health Worker

Honé decided without hesitation to apply to become a CHW when she learned that IH was recruiting women to care for sick children, pregnant women, and other vulnerable people in her community. Since her training, Hone has been proudly doing CHW work in her community and helping to provide quality healthcare to people.

Bounatokou Babounte

Bounatokou Babounte

Warengo Team Community Health Worker

Bounatokou Babounte+

Warengo Team Community Health Worker

Bounatokou has always wanted to help her community by contributing alongside the health staff to reduce the high mortality rate of children under five years of age, pregnant women, and women in childbirth. This led her to join the Integrate Health team as a CHW. She enjoys spending her free time reading.

Valérie Ossoï

Valérie Ossoï

Warengo Team Community Health Worker

Valérie Ossoï+

Warengo Team Community Health Worker

Driven by a desire to contribute to the wellbeing of the people in her community, Valerie joined the IH team to be trained as a CHW. She puts her current knowledge to work for the benefit of children under the age of five, pregnant women, and women who have just given birth in her community. Valérie wants to help reduce the high mortality rate of the people she proudly cares for.

Linou N’Tcha

Linou N’Tcha

Warengo Team Community Health Worker

Linou N’Tcha+

Warengo Team Community Health Worker

Linou applied for the CHW position with the NGO. She has been trained to provide quality healthcare to the people in her community. Every day she makes her home visits, taking pride in the great service she provides and the tremendous help she gives to help reduce preventable deaths in her community.

N’beyeta N’Boma

N’beyeta N’Boma

Natiponi Team Community Health Worker

N’beyeta N’Boma+

Natiponi Team Community Health Worker

N’béyéta, 31 years old, wanted to become a CHW in her community to help reduce the infant mortality rate and monitor pregnant women. She often reads in her spare time.

Viviane Yadona

Viviane Yadona

Natiponi Team Community Health Worker

Viviane Yadona+

Natiponi Team Community Health Worker

Driven by the desire to contribute to the wellbeing of the people in her community, Viviane joined the SI team to be trained as a CHW. She puts her current knowledge to work for the benefit of children under five years old, pregnant women, and women who have just given birth in her community. Viviane wants to help reduce the high mortality rate of these people she proudly cares for.

Julienne Tchamou

Julienne Tchamou

Nadoba Team Community Health Worker

Julienne Tchamou+

Nadoba Team Community Health Worker

Jullienne decided without hesitation to apply to become a CHW when she learned that IH was recruiting women to care for sick children, pregnant women, and other vulnerable people in her community. Since her training, Jullienne has been proudly doing CHW work in her community and helping to provide quality healthcare to her community.

Yemona Biyori

Yemona Biyori

Nadoba Team Community Health Worker

Yemona Biyori+

Nadoba Team Community Health Worker

Yemona, 23 years old, is concerned about the wellbeing of her people and wants to dedicate all her efforts to the health of the people in her community. She was a seamstress before becoming a life-saving CHW in her community. She is also looking for experience in the health field. Yemona enjoys sports and domestic work.

Kouwembo Leocadie Gazaro

Kouwembo Leocadie Gazaro

Kokou Temberma Team Community Health Worker

Kouwembo Leocadie Gazaro+

Kokou Temberma Team Community Health Worker

Leocadie is the mother of three children and was a reseller before joining the RS-SBC program team of Integrate Health as a CHW. Her ambition is not only to save children under five years old from certain serious diseases that lead to their death, but also to help women avoid the deadly risks associated with home births. She likes to chat with her family when she has free time.

Agnilmre Nandji

Agnilmre Nandji

Kokou Temberma Team Community Health Worker

Agnilmre Nandji+

Kokou Temberma Team Community Health Worker

Agnilmre is 21 years old and the mother of one child. She was a shopkeeper before applying to be a CHW at Integrate Health. According to her, the health of a child and of a pregnant woman is paramount, which is why she works to ensure that they have access to healthcare at all times.

Antoume Atampa

Antoume Atampa

Pagouda Team Community Health Worker

Antoume Atampa+

Pagouda Team Community Health Worker

Driven by a daily desire to take care of her child and the children of others, Antoume wanted to be part of the Integrate Health team when she learned about the objective of the Integrated Primary Care Program. A former secretary of the COGES in her community, Antoume proudly wears the Integrate Health CHW vest and takes pleasure in helping her community to have better health conditions.

Assemre Tchakou

Assemre Tchakou

Pagouda Team Community Health Worker

Assemre Tchakou+

Pagouda Team Community Health Worker

Assemre is a very caring mother for her two children. She was a housewife before she became a CHW to help her population treat diseases in children and follow up on pregnant women.

Anonde Akpala

Anonde Akpala

Pagouda Team Community Health Worker

Anonde Akpala+

Pagouda Team Community Health Worker

Anondé is a young mother of 22 years. She was treasurer of the SMC at USP Pangouda. She decided to become a CHW to better help her community. Being an integral part of the organization as a CHW, Anonde is very happy today to be able to help the population to have access to free healthcare.

Tempé N’Tcha

Tempé N’Tcha

Nadoba Team Community Health Worker

Tempé N’Tcha+

Nadoba Team Community Health Worker

Tempé is a 22-year-old housewife. With her college diploma, Tempé is one of those dedicated women who have been trained by SI to help her community reduce child mortality and home births. She is an avid reader.

Tihamba Tibeti

Tihamba Tibeti

Warengo Team Community Health Worker

Tihamba Tibeti+

Warengo Team Community Health Worker

Tihamba became a CHW to help her community benefit from the service package that Integrate Health offers to children in order to reduce the mortality rate of children under five years old and also the rate of home births. She spends her time reading when she is not on duty.

N’louma N’Dah

N’louma N’Dah

Warengo Team Community Health Worker

N’louma N’Dah+

Warengo Team Community Health Worker

A mother of six children, N’Louma applied as a CHW when she learned that the NGO was recruiting women from the communities to provide healthcare for children and to monitor pregnant women. She takes great pleasure and pride in putting her skills to work for the people in her community. She likes to spend her free time doing sports activities.

Victoire Santy Tinontiyome

Victoire Santy Tinontiyome

Warengo Team Community Health Worker

Victoire Santy Tinontiyome+

Warengo Team Community Health Worker

A brave housewife with a dependent child, Tinontiyome is 24 years old. She became a CHW to help her community benefit from the package of services that Integrate Health offers to children and pregnant women to reduce mortality rates. She enjoys spending her free time reading.

Albertine Simboti

Albertine Simboti

Warengo Team Community Health Worker

Albertine Simboti+

Warengo Team Community Health Worker

Albertine, 20 years old, was a housewife before joining the CHW team at IH. She is very dedicated as a CHW. She works tirelessly to reduce infant mortality and home births.

Milatoia N’Poh

Milatoia N’Poh

Natiponi Team Community Health Worker

Milatoia N’Poh+

Natiponi Team Community Health Worker

Forced to drop out of school, Milatoa was a housewife before applying to become a CHW. She was selected from among the many applicants and trained to work as a CHW in her community to help reduce the high mortality rate of children under five years of age, pregnant women, and women who give birth without proper care.

Céline N’Tcha

Céline N’Tcha

Natiponi Team Community Health Worker

Céline N’Tcha+

Natiponi Team Community Health Worker

Despite her young age of 18, Celine is the mother of two children. She applied as a CHW when she learned that the NGO was recruiting women from the communities to provide healthcare to children and to monitor pregnant women. Céline takes real pleasure in putting her skills to work for the people in her community. She is very proud of this.

Babelou Natta

Babelou Natta

Nadoba Team Community Health Worker

Babelou Natta+

Nadoba Team Community Health Worker

As a mother caring for her three children and concerned about their well-being, Babelou applied to be trained as a CHW in order to care for the children and women of her community and thus help reduce the high mortality rate of these vulnerable people. In her spare time, Babelou devotes all her energy to taking care of her children.

Amina Samou

Amina Samou

Nadoba Team Community Health Worker

Amina Samou+

Nadoba Team Community Health Worker

Amina, 23 years old and mother of two children, is a brave woman who works selflessly as a CHW to fight against infant mortality and home births in her community. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband.

Hodalo Kere

Hodalo Kere

Nadoba Team Community Health Worker

Hodalo Kere+

Nadoba Team Community Health Worker

As a volunteer kindergarten teacher, Hodalo has always been committed to helping the very young, which is what motivated her to become a CHW to fight against child mortality and home births in her community. In order to help her community benefit from the program run by the Integrate Health for the wellbeing of children. Hodalo does a dynamic and unrelenting job, participating in family field work when she is not on duty.

Tempé Tchanti

Tempé Tchanti

Warengo Team Community Health Worker

Tempé Tchanti+

Warengo Team Community Health Worker

Before joining the Integrate Health team as a CHW, Tempé was a housewife with two children. Tempe wants to put her current knowledge at the service of her community to help save children under the age of five and pregnant women.

N’koua Grâce Kome

N’koua Grâce Kome

Nadoba Team Community Health Worker

N’koua Grâce Kome+

Nadoba Team Community Health Worker

Brave housewife and mother N’koua wants to help her community and serve as a CHW to reduce child and maternal mortality. She wants to make her comunity benefit from the actions of the IH healthcare program. When she is not on duty, she helps her husband in the field.

Tchèkè Timarakou

Tchèkè Timarakou

Kokou Temberma Team Community Health Worker

Tchèkè Timarakou+

Kokou Temberma Team Community Health Worker

Tchèkè’s strong desire to help her community reduce the high mortality rate of children under 5 years of age, pregnant women and women in childbirth led her to join the Integrated Health team as a CHW. She is 22 years old and has two children. She enjoys spending her free time reading.

Koueti Clémence Kombetio

Koueti Clémence Kombetio

Kokou Temberma Team Community Health Worker

Koueti Clémence Kombetio+

Kokou Temberma Team Community Health Worker

Clémence is 18 years old and the mother of three children. Clémence decided to apply to work for Integrate Health as a CHW because she wants more than anything else to ensure that children under the age of five receive necessary healthcare in case of illness and also to ensure that pregnant women follow up on their pregnancies to avoid home births or childbirth-related complications that could cost them their lives.

Nathalie Kouagou

Nathalie Kouagou

Kokou Temberma Team Community Health Worker

Nathalie Kouagou+

Kokou Temberma Team Community Health Worker

Nathalie is a young mother of two children and is 21 years old. She was a student before becoming a CHW in order to save the lives of children in her community. In her spare time, she enjoys reading her work documents.

Mékawa Alibder

Mékawa Alibder

Kokou Temberma Team Community Health Worker

Mékawa Alibder+

Kokou Temberma Team Community Health Worker

Mekawa was a soybean vendor who, despite her activity, felt the need to help her community access quality healthcare. Mekawa’s ambition became a reality when she was selected and trained to provide healthcare to the children and pregnant women of her community. Mekawa proudly wears her CHW title in her community and now spends her days providing healthcare to her community.

Alouaname Laktelo

Alouaname Laktelo

Pagouda Team Community Health Worker

Alouaname Laktelo+

Pagouda Team Community Health Worker

Alouaname was a master seamstress who preferred to become a CHW because for her, above all else, health is paramount. She was more touched by the service package offered by the Integrate Healthcare program and wanted to be part of this great adventure. She proudly works within her community as a CHW.

Céline Gnilousse

Céline Gnilousse

Pagouda Team Community Health Worker

Céline Gnilousse+

Pagouda Team Community Health Worker

Celine is a fighting woman who cultivates the spirit of helping others in her community. She was a housewife. She was very enthusiastic and motivated when she learned that Integrate Health was recruiting women to care for sick children aged 0 to 5 and pregnant women in her community, and she did not hesitate to apply. With her new knowledge, Céline wants to help reduce the infant and maternal mortality rates that were very high in the community.

Albertine Natta

Albertine Natta

Natiponi Team Community Health Worker

Albertine Natta+

Natiponi Team Community Health Worker

Albertine applied for the CHW position with the NGO. She has been trained to provide quality health care to the people in her community. Every day Albertine makes her home visits, taking pride in the great service she provides and the tremendous help she gives to help reduce preventable deaths in her community.

N’Koua Céline N’Tcha

N’Koua Céline N’Tcha

Nadoba Team Community Health Worker

N’Koua Céline N’Tcha+

Nadoba Team Community Health Worker

Céline is 39 years old with a CEPD level of education. Before joining the Integrate Health team as a CHW, she was a housewife. Céline wants to put her current knowledge at the service of her community to help save children under five years old and pregnant women.

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