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

Community Health Worker Assessment and Improvement Matrix (CHW AIM): Updated Program Functionality Matrix for Optimizing Community Health Programs

To support quality CHW program design and implementation, USAID, UNICEF, the Community Health Impact Coalition, and Initiatives Inc. have updated and adapted the Community Health Worker Assessment and Improvement Matrix (CHW AIM) Program Functionality Matrix tool. This tool can be applied at district, regional, and national levels to identify and close gaps in design and implementation and, ultimately, enhance program performance.

The Community Health Systems (CHS) Catalog

The Community Health Systems (CHS) Catalog is a one-stop ‘shop’ for information on community health policies and programs across 25 countries, including extensive information on CHWs. Developed in 2014 and updated in 2017, it provides policymakers, program managers, researchers and donors with policy data to advance community health research, programming, and advocacy efforts. The CHS Catalog includes 25 country profiles, a set of infographics, and a summary of cross-country policy and program trends.

Texting for Maternal Wellbeing: Use of Mobile Phones by CHWs to Offer Family Planning Services

This report summarizes an innovative mobile health application piloted among community health workers (CHWs) and health center staff to improve contraceptive prevalence in Benin’s Toffo and Zè communes. URC's non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services, conducted the pilot through the USAID-supported Partnership for Community Management of Child Health (PRISE-C) project. 

Community Health Workers in Benin Save Lives by Diagnosing Malaria

The Benin Integrated Family Health Project (Projet Intégré de Santé Familiale, PISAF) works to increase access to and improve the quality of family health services. This project report describes how, in remote areas where formal health workers are scarce, PISAF trains volunteer community health workers (CHWs) to provide basic services.


CHW Central is managed by Initiatives Inc. Site start-up was supported by the USAID Health Care Improvement Project in 2011.

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