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

Katharine D. Shelley; Gasto Frumence ; Rose Mpembeni ; George Mwinnyaa; Juliana Joachim; Hawa Kadria Kisus; Japhet Killewoorcid ; Abdullah H. Baqui; David H. Peters; Asha S. George

Countries with health workforce shortages are rely on community health workers (CHWs) to extend a diverse set of services to the community. However, there may be a limit to the number of tasks a CHW can perform without causing a severe decline in quality or productivity. This study assessed the viability of an existing program in Iringa, Tanzania in which HIV-focused CHWs working as volunteers received additional training on maternal, newborn and child health promotion; thereby, establishing a new dual CHW model.

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