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Community Caregivers: The Backbone for Accessible Care and Support - Multi-country Research: South Africa Report

This report is the result of research undertaken in South Africa as part of a broader multi-country research project commissioned by the Caregivers Action Network (CAN) to review community and home-based care (CHBC), especially in regards to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. 

Community Caregivers: The Backbone for Accessible Care and Support - Multi-country Research: Zambia Report

This report is the result of research undertaken in Zambia as part of a broader multi-country research project commissioned by the Caregivers Action Network (CAN) to review community and home-based care (CHBC), especially in regards to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. 

Community Caregivers: The Backbone for Accessible Care and Support - Multi-country Research: Ethiopia Report

This report is the result of research undertaken in Ethiopia as part of a broader multi-country research project commissioned by the Caregivers Action Network (CAN) to review community and home-based care (CHBC), especially in regards to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. 

Ethiopia’s Health Extension Program: Improving Health through Community Involvement

The Health Extension Program is one of the most innovative community-based health programs in Ethiopia. It is based on the assumption that access to and quality of primary health care in rural communities can be improved through transfer of health knowledge and skills to households. Since it became operational in 2004–2005, the Program has had a tangible effect on the thinking and practices of rural people regarding disease prevention, family health, hygiene and environmental sanitation. It has enabled Ethiopia to increase primary health care coverage from 76.9% in 2005 to 90% in 2010.

Community home-based prevention of disability due to lyphatic filariasis

This tool provides CHWs with 5 key messages as well as visual aids to help treat and prevent lymphatic filariasis in the community.

Thailand's unsung heroes

This article reports on the important contributions of community health volunteers in the success of primary health care in Thailand. More than 800,000 health volunteers, including Buddhist monks and their temples, work to promote primary health care and health promotion across the country.

Thirty years after Alma-Ata: a systematic review of the impact of community health workers delivering curative interventions against malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhoea on child mortality and morbidity in sub-Saharan Africa

The authors conducted a systematic review of studies conducted between 1987 and 2007 in sub-Saharan Africa on the impact of CHW programs on morbidity and mortality of children under six. Seven studies in which CHWs provided curative treatment were included in the review. The authors conclude that CHW programs have the potential to contribute to large gains in child survival. However, the available evidence is severely limited and therefore large-scale and rigorous studies are urgently needed.

Community Health Workers: Policy and Systems-Level Approach

This document provides guidance and resources for implementing policy recommendations to integrate CHWs into community-based efforts to prevent chronic disease. After providing general information on CHWs in the United States, it sets forth evidence demonstrating the value and impact of CHWs in preventing and managing a variety of chronic diseases, including heart disease and stroke, diabetes, and cancer.

Steps Forward/Pasos Adelantes Curriculum

The Arizona Prevention Research Center's (University of Arizona) Steps Forward/Pasos Adelante Curriculum is a tool for CHWs, focusing on health food choices and preparations, chronic disease risk, community health and participant advocacy. It is available in both English and Spanish.

Accompagnateur Training Guide

This pilot curriculum for accompagnateurs, developed by Partners in Health, includes parallel materials for use by trainers and participants, as well as visual aids for use with each unit. The Accompagnateur Training Guide covers: treatment, prevention, side effects and risk factors for HIV, TB, STIs and other infectious diseases; roles and responsibilities of accompagnateurs; challenges faced by accompagnateurs and ways of dealing with them; the impact of HIV/AIDS on women; recognizing and reducing stigma and discrimination; and effective communication and psychosocial support.

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