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The status of Ghanaian community health workers’ supervision and service delivery: descriptive analyses from the 2017 Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 survey

Community based services are an essential component of quality primary health care. Ghana launched the National Community Health Worker (CHW) program in 2014 as part of its existing Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) campaign. This study presents a descriptive analysis of data pertaining to CHW supervision and service delivery collected as part of the Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 survey.

Does the provision of community health services offset the effects of poverty and low maternal educational attainment on childhood mortality? An analysis of the equity effect of the Navrongo experiment in Northern Ghana

This paper assesses the contribution of Ghana’s Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) strategy in mitigating the effects of poverty and low parental education on childhood mortality. It stresses that comprehensive training and provision of a package of essential are needed to achieve improved health outcomes.

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.

Effectiveness of SMS Technology on Timely Community Health Worker Follow-Up for Childhood Malnutrition: A Retrospective Cohort Study in sub-Saharan Africa

This retrospective cohort study examines whether the use of SMS-based data entry by CHWs is more effective than paper forms in the timely CHW follow-up visits for malnutrition screening in children under-5 in sub-Saharan Africa.

Acting on the Call June 2016 Report

USAID's 2016 Acting on the Call Report provides updates from the program that aims to end preventable maternal and child deaths in 25 priority countries, which together accounted for more than two-thirds of child and maternal deaths worldwide.

2014 Annual Report: Building Healthy Communities by Bringing CHWs to Scale

The 1mCHW Campaign’s 2014 Annual Report provides a comprehensive overview of the Campaign’s work and identified next steps and key priorities for 2015.

 

Examining domains of community health nurse satisfaction and motivation: results from a mixed-methods baseline evaluation in rural Ghana

A strong health system requires a competent and caring workforce. A more satisfied and motivated health workforce should be more willing to serve in difficult areas, have lower turnover, and theoretically provide better care to patients. This study examines the motivation, satisfaction, and correlation with clinical knowledge, of community health nurses (CHNs), a cadre of provider focused on maternal, newborn and child health in rural Ghana.

A systematic review of community-to-facility neonatal referral completion rates in Africa and Asia

An estimated 2.8 million neonatal deaths occur annually worldwide, three-quarters in Africa and Asia. These deaths are due largely to preventable causes, with neonatal infection accounting for 24% of all neonatal deaths. In low-resource community-based settings, care-seeking for neonatal illnesses can be triggered through two paths.

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