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

Manual for the Community Health Worker - Caring for the Sick Child in the Community

This manual introduces the importance of the community health worker's role in the communities they serve. It also includes course materials for CHWs on the following topics: how to identify signs of illness in a sick child, age 2 months up to 5 years; when to refer children to health facilities for more care; and how families can treat children at home with problems of diarrhea, malaria or fast breathing. The manual provides many exercises in order to facilitate CHW practice.

Lay Health Worker Attrition: Important but often ignored

This case study examines lay health worker attrition by examining three questions: What is the magnitude of attrition in programs? What are the determinants of attrition? What are the most successful ways of reducing attrition? Several important factors have been identified including: supportive supervision, defined roles with specific tasks, locally relevant incentives, incentive systems combining monetary and nonmonetary benefits, recognition, training opportunities, community and policy support, and strong leadership.

Qualitative study to identify solutions to local barriers to care-seeking and treatment for diarrhea, malaria and pneumonia - Report on findings from Nigeria

The report is based on UNICEF's three country qualitative study to identify solutions to local barriers to care-seeking and treatment for diarrhoea, malaria and pneumonia. The study had three main objectives:
 

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