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

The CHW Hub is a product of the partnership between CHW Central and the Health Systems Global Thematic Working Group (TWG) on Supporting and Strengthening the Role of Community Health Workers in Health System Development.

Thematic Working Group Goal:
To support the generation, synthesis and communication of evidence on the roll out and functioning of community health worker programs and to enable learning across geographical and political contexts

Bringing together diverse individuals and networks to share knowledge 

The HSG Thematic Working Group on CHWs


The Community Health Workers (CHW) Thematic Working Group (TWG) of Health Systems Global are excited to attend the 2nd international symposium on community health workers which takes place in Dhaka, Bangladesh this week.

The CHW TWG chairs, David Musoke and Kingsley Chikaphupha will be both be in attendance at the event with David being part of the opening speeches for the symposium which we are all looking forward to hearing.  For a full list of the members sessions please visit CHW Central -

We will also have our very own stall in the market place which we hope you will visit and find out more about our TWG. The market place is open from 10am – 4pm, so please do visit.

We are delighted to be hosting a side session at the symposium (details below) and would love to see as many people there as possible. We are hoping this will be an informative discussion for anyone interested in supporting and contributing to our TWG.

For more information about any of the above or the event itself, please click

Health Systems Global

The Health Systems Global (HSG) Supporting and Strengthening The Role of Community Health Workers in Health System Development Thematic Working Group is calling for expressions of interest for organising and hosting the 3rd International Symposium on Community Health Workers (CHWs) to be held in 2021. The initial symposium, hosted by Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda and Nottingham Trent University, UK and held in Kampala, Uganda in February 2017, was the first of its kind. The theme of this symposium was ‘Contribution of Community Health Workers in attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals’, and attended by over 450 delegates from 22 countries around the world. The second symposium, hosted by International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 22nd to 24th November 2019.

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