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

Community Health Worker Assessment and Improvement Matrix (CHW AIM): Updated Program Functionality Matrix for Optimizing Community Health Programs

To support quality CHW program design and implementation, USAID, UNICEF, the Community Health Impact Coalition, and Initiatives Inc. have updated and adapted the Community Health Worker Assessment and Improvement Matrix (CHW AIM) Program Functionality Matrix tool. This tool can be applied at district, regional, and national levels to identify and close gaps in design and implementation and, ultimately, enhance program performance.

Smartphones for community health in rural Cambodia: A feasibility study [version 1; referees: 1 approved, 2 approved with reservations]

Village Malaria Workers (VMWs) in rural Cambodia play an essential role in surveillance and early treatment of malaria. This study evaluates the feasibility of VMWs using smartphone-based reporting for malaria, and a bespoke Android-powered app.

Improving local health through community health workers in Cambodia: challenges and solutions

Volunteer community health workers (CHWs) in Cambodia promote local health and act as a bridge between the public health system and the community. This article examines the obstacles CHWs face in Cambodia through qualitative research, which includes two focus groups and ten semi-structured interviews.

The role of community health workers in malaria elimination and artemisinin resistance response

This poster by the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) was prepared for the 2nd Access to Quality Medicines and Other Technologies Task Force (AQTMF) Meeting, 9-10 June 2014, Manila, Philippines. It describes the pivotal role of community health workers in the Asia region’s response to growing artemisinin resistance and in support of malaria elimination efforts.

Evaluating the accuracy and acceptability of pneumonia diagnostic tools for community health workers in low and middle income countries

This presentation at a Malaria Consortium symposium on improving the diagnosis of pneumonia in children during the 63rd annual American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene on 3-6 November 2014, presents Malaria Consortium's pneunomia diagnostics project and the preliminary findings from the evaluation stage of the project. The presentation includes key considerations and best practice methodologies on the accuracy and acceptability of pneumonia diagnostic tools for community health workers in low and middle income countries.

Malaria Control in Cambodia: Community Mobilization for Malaria Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment

This technical brief describes the approaches and lessons learned from the  Malaria Control in Cambodia (MCC) project in  mobilizing village malaria workers (VMWs) as an important source of information regarding malaria cases in remote communities.  MCC is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by University Research Co., LLC (URC).

Integrating Child Health Services into Malaria Control Services of Village Malaria Workers in Remote Cambodia: Service Utilization and Knowledge of Malaria Management of Caregivers

This study aimed to identify determinants of caregivers’ use of village malaria workers services for childhood illness and caregivers’ knowledge of malaria management. This paper looks at a program in Cambodia, where village malaria workers (VMW) have been providing malaria control services in remote villages.

CHW Central is managed by Initiatives Inc. Site start-up was supported by the USAID Health Care Improvement Project in 2011.

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