This paper outlines the outcomes in the coverage of maternal and neonatal health after the implementation of a community-based intervention called Safe Motherhood Action Groups in four districts in Zambia.
This study looked at the continuation rates of women who self-injected contraceptives (specifically subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate) versus women who were injected by a health care provider, which included community health workers. The paper concluded that women who self-injected were more likely to continue and suggested promoting the ability to self-inject.
This cluster randomised controlled trial looked at the ability to train CHWs in Malawi to identify individuals with ear and hearing disorders. The intervention and training were effective and could be scaled up to CHWs in other countries.
This paper examines the impact of an intervention to improve maternal and newborn health in Nairobi, Kenya, through an mHealth application called mobile Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.
This paper tested a qualitative evaluative framework and tool to understand CHW performance in rural Uganda. The authors found that supportive supervision and bonds between healthcare workers affected performance outcomes.
Despite Swaziland's large CHW program, the performance of CHWs in Swaziland has not been studied. This qualitative study hopes to contribute to future program design and improvements to current programs.