"'I'm a Health Worker' - Abduaraman Gidi" made by IntraHealth International.
26 October 2018. Today the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the long-awaited WHO guideline on health policy and system support to optimize community health worker programs (CHW Guideline for short). WHO developed this guideline document to "assist national governments and national and international partners to improve the design, implementation, performance and evaluation of CHW programmes, contributing to the progressive realization of universal health coverage."
Based on a systematic review of the literature and guided by a diverse team of CHW experts, CHWs, professional association and labor union representatives, the guideline provides recommendations in 15 program areas covering critical areas of CHW selection; education and certification; management and supervision; and integration into and support by health systems and communities.
Readers will find the list of specific recommendation areas below and can download the full document at the WHO website by clicking on the link above.
2. Duration of pre-service training
3. Competencies in curriculum of pre-service training
4. Modalities of pre-service training
5. Competency-based certification
6. Supportive supervision
8. Contracting agreements
9. Career ladder
10. Target population size
11. Data collection and use
12. Types of CHWs
13. Community engagement
14. Mobilization of community resources
15. Availability of supplies
Stay tuned to learn more about the guideline launch and what the guideline offers in the weeks to come.