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

Building a resilient and responsive health system needs strong community support

Forget about these people in the national office,” said Maria (not her real name). “They are not in touch with reality!” Maria is a district health manager in Kenya. This was her response when I asked how closely she works with the national Ministry of Health in delivering community health services.

Women in the changing world of community health work

During US President Obama’s visit to Kenya in July 2015, he warned that nations would not succeed if they continued treating women as “second class” citizens.

Research uptake: Learning from policy makers in Kenya

Since our inception, we have placed a great deal of emphasis on communications and research uptake. Our initial project planning included a stakeholder mapping and policy and practice analysis which led us to prioritise this area as an integral part of our research on community health workers.

Close-to-community providers and menstrual regulation

The liberation war in Bangladesh ended in December 1971. It has left many legacies, one of which is the provision of Menstrual Regulation services. Some health systems researchers have described the post-conflict moment as a ‘window of opportunity’ when policy makers and practitioners have space within the flux of change to do things differently. In the aftermath of war in Bangladesh many women were pregnant due to rape by war perpetrators.

Tomorrow's CHWs: Gender Equity—Promoting Men's Involvement in Health

As part of the ‘Symposium on CHWs and Their Contribution Towards the Sustainable Development Goals’, Makerere University (Uganda), CHW Central, Nottingham Trent University (UK), and World Vision supported a series of interviews with academic leaders and experts in international health development and delivery fields to provide their vision of the future of CHWs in a new light.

Emerging issues related to gender and community health workers

To celebrate International Women’s Day the REACHOUT Consortium held a symposium in Nairobi on “women in the changing world of work”. This article describes the key findings and themes that emerged from the symposium. 

Final Statement from the 1st International Symposium on Community Health Workers

From February 21-23, 2017, Kampala hosted the first International Symposium on Community Health Workers. The final statement, summarizing the key-takeaways and actions, is now available for review. 

What does trust have to do with Community Health Workers and the Sustainable Development Goals?

This blog describes a session at the first symposium on the Contribution of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) where colleagues from around the world discussed how CHWs can build trust, how to strengthen the software components of the system, and how to improve data quality and feedback loops.

Preliminary Kampala CHW Symposium Statement

The outcome of the first international Symposium on Community Health Workers resulted in the Kampala CHW Symposium Statement. The preliminary Statement is now available for review.  

Learning from CHWS: What did we hear at the symposium on community health workers

I went there with all of my heart because I needed to serve the nation.” Florence Namulindwa (PATH, Uganda)

“You know the pain that we go through and all the difficulties.” Henry Bugembe (VHT, Uganda)

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