"'I'm a Health Worker' - Abduaraman Gidi" made by IntraHealth International.
This review explores the current evidence available to assess if increased levels of integration of community health resources in CHW programs leads to higher program effectiveness and sustainability. 32 articles were chosen for an extensive review, complemented by analysis of the results of 15 other review studies. Analysis found no quantitative data and minimal inclusion of even basic community level indicators. Overall, published, peer-reviewed studies evaluating the effectiveness and sustainability of CHW interventions in health programs have not yet adequately tested for the potential of utilizing existing community health roles or social networks for the development of effective and sustainable (retentive) CHW programs.