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  • This newly released report, titled ‘Practitioner Expertise to Optimise Community Health Systems: Harnessing Operational Insight’ examines how CHWs can successfully be integrated into national health systems, subsequently contributing towards efforts to achieve Universal Health Coverage. By using a number of case studies from six organisations (Hope Through Health, Last Mile Health, Living...

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  •  The www.CHWimpact.org harnesses the potential of CHWs to extend health services to poor and marginalized...

    Reads: 298
    Author(s): Daniel Palazuelos, PIH Community Health Systems Initiative Round Table Series
  •  In this PIH interview, Dan Palazuelos continues his vibrant roundtable series.  He sat down with Ash Rogers, Executive Director of the Lwala Community...

    Reads: 800
    Author(s): Daniel Palazuelos, PIH Community Health Systems Initiative Round Table Series
  • Health Surveillance Assistants (HSAs) have been providing integrated community case management (iCCM) for sick children in Malawi since 2008. HSAs report monthly iCCM program data but, at the time of this study, little of it was being used for service improvement. Additionally, HSAs and facility health workers did not have the tools to compile and visualize the data they collected to make...

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    Author(s): Elizabeth Hazel, Emmanuel Chimbalanga, Tiyese Chimuna, Humphreys Nsona, Angella Mtimuni, Ernest Kaludzu, Kate Gilroy and Tanya Guenther
  • This brief is an outline of Zambia’s community health assistant (CHA) program detailing the impact of a nationwide salaried cadre of CHWs.  The report includes how CHAs are recruited, trained, and deployed in rural areas of Zambia.  The impact of CHA programs was found to include: task shifting and uptake of services, evidence-based strategies to recruit high performance CHAs and increased the...

    Reads: 510
  • In 2012, a new cadre of Community Health Assistants (CHAs) were deployed as part of Zambia’s National Community Health Strategy.  This study aims to evaluate the impact CHAs have on the volume and type of health services provided.  Results show that the addition of CHAs in rural areas increased health service provision shifting the burden of basic health services away from more highly trained...

    Reads: 983
    Author(s): Brett Keller, Elizabeth McCarthy, Kathryn Bradford Vosburg, Mutinta Musonda, Jere Mwila, Jan Willem van den Broek, Fiona J. Walsh
  • To improve healthcare access in rural areas, in 2010 the Government of Zambia implemented a national CHW strategy that introduced a new cadre of healthcare workers called community health assistants (CHAs). After 1 year of training the pilot class of 307 CHAs were deployed in September 2012. This paper presents findings from a process evaluation of the barriers and facilitators of...

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    Author(s): Katharine D. Shelley, Yekoyesew W. Belete, Sydney Chauwa Phiri, Mutinta Musonda, Elizabeth Chizema Kawesha, Evelyn Mutinta Muleya, Caroline Phiri Chibawe, Jan Willem van den Broek, Kathryn Bradford Vosburg
  • In 2010, Zambia created a cadre of community health workers called Community Health Assistants (CHAs).  This program continues to be scaled up to meet the needs of Zambia’s rural population.  This study summarizes the factors that have aided the scale-up of the CHA program as well as the challenges.  The study determined that CHAs play a critical role in providing a wide range of services to...

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    Author(s): Sydney Chauwa Phiri, Margaret Lippitt Prust, Caroline Phiri Chibawe, Ronald Misapa, Jan Willem van den Broek and Nikhil Wilmink
  •  For the organizations who have dedicated themselves to building good CHW programs, where can they go to learn how to make programs that are built to thrive? The Center for Health Market Innovation awarded two like-minded health delivery...

    Reads: 1,107
    Author(s): Daniel Palazuelos, PIH Community Health Systems Initiative Round Table Series
  • This report is the first National Community Health Strategy Malawi has produced, spanning from 2017 to 2022.  This strategy is intended to work towards achieving Millennium Development Goal number three: universal health care.  The main focus of this strategy include: integration of health services, community engagement, and sufficient and equitable distribution of well-trained community...

    Reads: 1,063
    Author(s): Malawi Ministry of Health

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New Resource: Advancing Partners and Communities

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Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) advances and supports community programs that improve the overall health of communities and achieve other health-related impacts, especially in relationship to family planning. The project increases access to community-based health services, spanning a spectrum of health issues. Implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., in partnership with FHI 360, APC advances global learning by providing technical assistance to local partners and governments, generating new data and evidence, managing over 100 small and medium sized grants, and building the   organizational and technical capacity of organizations to strengthen community health and family planning programming. APC’s work spans a wide spectrum of technical areas, including but not limited to: expanding access to quality health and FP services, building human resource capacity, strengthening policy and health systems, and integrating youth and gender into all of our activities. The changing landscape of health systems, combined with the shortage of highly skilled health providers, has created opportunities for scaling-up task sharing in the delivery of health and FP services at the community level.

Specific APC resources that may be of particular interest to implementers that work with CHWs are the Community Health Systems Catalog, the Community Health Worker Provision of Injectable Contraceptives suite of tools, and the first in a series of Community-based Health System Model briefs, focused on Nepal. Please visit APC’s website to learn more about the project and explore our many other resources. To learn about new resources and stay up to date on APC’s activities, please sign up for the newsletter.


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