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For the month of September, the One Million Community Health Workers (1mCHW) Campaign and mPowering Frontline Health Workers are supporting HIFA to hold an in-depth exploration around the need for improved data on community health worker (CHW) programs, and how we can meet these needs in the post-2015 era.  Click here to learn more and join the discussion.

 

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Video Spotlight

"'I'm a Health Worker' - Abduaraman Gidi" made by IntraHealth International.

Community Health Workers build bridges between communities and health services.

Robin Hammond, 2011

From reproductive health to nutrition to care for chronic conditions, community health workers are being asked to help communities become healthier, particularly in areas where professional health workers are scarce.

Ibby Caputo; WGBH, 2013

Evidence shows that trained CHWs can diagnose and treat children under 5 for malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia, while teaching parents to provide care at home.

Caroline Grogan, 2008

Case Studies of Large-Scale Community Health Worker Programs was derived from Developing and Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs at Scale: A Reference Guide and Case Studies for Program Managers and Policymakers, edited by Henry Perry, Lauren Crigler, and Steve Hodgins.

Originally published in May 2014 by USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), it was created in response to the rapid increase in and expansion of CHW programs in low- and middle-income countries over the past decade. In January 2017, a companion document was prepared to provide guidance on 13 case studies, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, Niger, India, Indonesia, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Rwanda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. CHW Central is serializing the case studies over time. We will be releasing each case study bi-weekly on CHW Central. 

This next case is on Brazil. 

Happy February to you all from the CHW Central Team!

This month we are pleased to release our CHW Reference Guide Summary, which provides an easy-to-read summary of the initial document, titled Developing and Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs at Scale: A Reference Guide and Case Studies for Program Managers and Policymakers (2014) . The original document was spearheaded by Dr. Henry Perry MD (John Hopkins University) in collaboration with 27 different health experts who shared their vast experience and knowledge about CHW programming around the world in the 468-page long document.

Originally published in May 2014 by USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), it was created in response to the rapid increase in and expansion of CHW programs in low- and middle-income countries over the past decade. CHW Central has condensed the original guide into an easy to read 55-page summary document, which contains 16 chapter summaries by experts in the field, encapsulating the key-findings from the original CHW Reference Guide. 

Recommended for Health Systems researchers, Health Practitioners, Public and Community Health students, and those with a general interest in CHW programs.

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