The authors assess community health workers’ visibility within a technological space. They argue that mHealth makes CHW’s work more visible by showing their use of mHealth and data systems in different locations and making their data accessible beyond their direct supervisors.
In this article, a cost effectiveness analysis is used to compare outpatient facility–based treatment of severe acute malnutrition with one delivered by community health workers in rural Pakistan. The study found that facility based treatment was only slightly more cost-effective than the alternative.
The authors in this article assess the extent to which community health worker programs improve access to maternity services. They use the integration of contextual factors into a logic model to frame the assessment and argue that the logic model can serve as an analytical tool rather than an end in itself.
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.
This article proposes a framework for the design and scale up of CHW program governance. Drawing from factual observations of South Africa’s community health system and theoretical insights on governance, the article frames key governance principles and outputs.
The findings presented in this article assess the practicality of training CHWs to conduct high quality verbal autopsies that can be analyzed to estimate disease burden and mortality in resource-constrained settings.
This article describes the feasibility of developing real-time, village-based health surveillance of an epidemic of Nodding syndrome (NS) using software-programmed smartphones operated by minimally trained lay mHealth reporters in northern Uganda.
This resource presents the results of a post-implementation survey of a 2016 community-based maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) surveillance activity using mobile phones in Kenge Health Zone (KHZ), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The study assessed the perceptions of households, attitudes of community health volunteers, and opinions of nurses and administrative authorities towards the use of mobile phones for MNCH surveillance.