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

Author(s): 
Peter W Luckow, Avi Kenny, Emily White, Madeleine Ballard, Lorenzo Dorr, Kirby Erlandson, Benjamin Grant, Alice Johnson, Breanna Lorenzen, Subarna Mukherjee, E John Ly, Abigail McDaniel, Netus Nowine, Vidiya Sathananthan, Gerald A Sechler, John D Kraemer,

This paper assesses the change in the use of essential maternal and child health services in Konobo, Liberia after the implementation of an enhanced CHW program. Last Mille Health, a nongovernmental organization, partnered with the Liberian Ministry of Health to pilot the CHW program. The program had enhanced recruitment, training, supervision, and compensation. Researchers conducted cross-sectional cluster surveys before and after the program implementation. The findings showed significant increases in the uptake of child and maternal health-care services during the CHW program in rural Liberia. Children receiving care from formal care providers increased 60.1% for diarrhea and 30.6% for acute respiratory infection. Facility-based delivery also increased by 28.2%. Facility-based delivery and formal sector care for acute respiratory infection and diarrhea increased more in agricultural than gold-mining communities. Researchers encourage additional interventions in these areas to achieve optimal outcomes. 

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2017
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