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

The CHW Hub is a product of the partnership between CHW Central and the Health Systems Global Thematic Working Group (TWG) on Supporting and Strengthening the Role of Community Health Workers in Health System Development.

Thematic Working Group Goal:
To support the generation, synthesis and communication of evidence on the roll out and functioning of community health worker programs and to enable learning across geographical and political contexts

Bringing together diverse individuals and networks to share knowledge 

Kingsley Chikaphupha and David Musoke

The 2nd International Symposium on Community Health workers brought together over 500 participants from 35 countries to explore the theme: ‘Potentials of CHWs in the prevention and control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the context of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).’ The symposium took place in Dhaka, Bangladesh from the 22nd to 24th November, 2019 and was hosted by icddr, b.

Building off the success of the first symposium held in Kampala, Uganda in 2017, the symposium brought together public health practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, implementers, CHWs, students, funders, civil society, and other stakeholders to share learning on community health systems, and program innovations, in a variety of settings including resource-constrained environments such as conflict areas and urban slums. In addition, the symposium explored how health system challenges can be addressed to facilitate program scale-up. The Dhaka Symposium, as with that held in 2017 in Kampala, is part of the Supporting and Strengthening the Role of Community Health Workers in Health System Development Thematic Working Group (TWG) of Health Systems Global (HSG).  In this blog, we discuss 2 key themes that emerged from the Bangladesh symposium: CHWs addressing non-communicable diseases and CHWs in special situations.

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The HSG Thematic Working Group on CHWs


The Community Health Workers (CHW) Thematic Working Group (TWG) of Health Systems Global are excited to attend the 2nd international symposium on community health workers which takes place in Dhaka, Bangladesh this week.

The CHW TWG chairs, David Musoke and Kingsley Chikaphupha will be both be in attendance at the event with David being part of the opening speeches for the symposium which we are all looking forward to hearing.  For a full list of the members sessions please visit CHW Central -

We will also have our very own stall in the market place which we hope you will visit and find out more about our TWG. The market place is open from 10am – 4pm, so please do visit.

We are delighted to be hosting a side session at the symposium (details below) and would love to see as many people there as possible. We are hoping this will be an informative discussion for anyone interested in supporting and contributing to our TWG.

For more information about any of the above or the event itself, please click

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Thematic Working Group Partners

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