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