Summer is winding down. Store shelves are stocked with notebooks and pencils instead of sunscreen and beach balls. And for most kids, the essential back-to-school purchase is the almighty backpack. If you’re going to carry books and lunch to school, you’d better have something durable — and fashionable! — strapped on your shoulders.
You may be surprised to learn that a bunch of smart people working in global health have also been thinking about backpacks. But they’ve been thinking about a different kind of backpack: bags and packs carried day in and day out by thousands of community health workers (CHWs) in developing countries, providing millions of children and families with basic health needs.
Read the full article on The Huffington Post
Read more about the Backpack PLUS project