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

A study of human resource competencies required to implement community rehabilitation in less resourced settings

This review looks at the workforce characteristics that are required to implement quality rehabilitation services in areas with minimal resources for rehabilitation. 

Improving the performance of community health workers in Swaziland: findings from a qualitative study

Despite Swaziland's large CHW program, the performance of CHWs in Swaziland has not been studied. This qualitative study hopes to contribute to future program design and improvements to current programs.

Harmonizing community-based health worker programs for HIV: a narrative review and analytic framework

This narrative review covers literature on the harmonization of CHW programs for HIV. Additinoally, the paper provides a potential analytic framework for harmonizing CHW programs addressing HIV.

The global pendulum swing towards community health workers in low- and middle-income countries: a scoping review of trends, geographical distribution and programmatic orientations, 2005 to 2014

This review incorporated publications on CHWs that were published from 2005 to 2014. Specifically, the paper investigates the development, placement, and orientations of programs in low- and middle-income countries. Most programs were disease or program specific, rather than using an integrated approach. 

Cost-effectiveness of the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition by community health workers compared to treatment provided at an outpatient facility in rural Mali

This study examines the feasibility of incorporating treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) into an existing community care framework operated by community health workers (CHWs). The study shows that delivering treatment of SAM through CHWs is cost-effective, assuming good coverage.

How to Support Community Health Workers? Reflections on a year of global learning

In this article, mPowering reflects on learning from pre-existing CHW programs.  First, they recognize CHWs who have support are more likely to make an impact on the communities they serve.  In addition, the introduction of technology into many programs has presented opportunities to improve communication and data collection.  The reflection concludes by stating current CHW programs need to be strengthened, which can be done by increased investment in health systems.


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