Video Spotlight

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

Maternal health training priorities for nursing and allied health workers in Colombia, Honduras and Nicaragua

Using a cross-sectional survey methodology, this study assessed the maternal health priorities for frontline primary health nurses in three South American countries and found that the identification of danger signs was a priority for CHWs.

 

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.

Performance factors of mobile rich media job aids for community health workers.

In developing countries, where the density of trained physicians and nurses is low, community health workers (CHWs) are typically the primary and sometimes sole providers of healthcare to millions. However, studies have shown that even well motivated CHWs using paper-based job aids demonstrate less-than-desirable rates of treatment and diagnosis errors, and low protocol compliance.


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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