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

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  • China has a history of integrating CHWs in public health intervention programs. Known as village doctors, these CHWs provide treatment and public responsibilities health. This systematic review identifies the public health services provided by CHWs and describes the potential barriers and facilitators of these services. 

    Reads: 101
    Author(s): Wenting Huang, Hongfei Long, Jiang Li, Sha Tao, Pinpin Zheng, Shenglan Tang,and Abu S. Abdullah
  • This study examines the effects of community health workers on participation in the Heart Smarts program implemented by the Food Trust. Results show higher participant retention rates and lower blood pressure rates in stores that had community health workers. The authors suggest that having community health workers in other sites would increase the number of repeat visits and help in lowering...

    Reads: 151
    Author(s): Michelle Abel, Rickie Brawer, and Carlos Yang
  • This research paper found that community health workers play a role in reducing attrition rates in longitudinal prospective surveys.

    Reads: 205
    Author(s): Mwumvaneza Mutagoma, Dieudonné Sebuhoro, Jean Pierre Nyemazi, Edward J. Mills, Jamie I. Forrest, Eric Remera, Augustin Murindabigwi, Mouhamed Semakula, and Sabin Nsanzimana
  • This review examined the effectiveness of interventions for improving the performance of CHWs in low- and middle-income countries. 

    Reads: 264
    Author(s): Madeleine Ballard and Paul Montgomery
  • This review covers studies published since 2005 that involve attrition rates of health workers. Understanding attrition from the health workforce is critical to workforce planning, especially since many places have shortages of health workers.

    Reads: 213
    Author(s): Sofia Castro Lopes, Maria Guerra-Arias, James Buchan, Francisco Pozo-Martin, and Andrea Nove
  • This resource from USAID and MCHIP provides an overview of large-scale CHW programs from 13 countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Case studies address the historical context of CHWs, the health needs of the country, the scope of work of the CHWs, CHW training, support and supervision, and financing of...

    Reads: 1,608
    Author(s): Henry Perry, Rose Zulliger, Kerry Scott, Dena Javadi, Jessica Gergen, Katharine Shelley, Lauren Crigler, Iain Aitken, Said Habib Arwal, Novia Afdhila, Yekoyesew Worku, Jon Rohde, Zayna Chowdhury, Rachel Strodel
  • In Madagascar 83% of the country’s 22.9 million people live in rural areas that can be difficult to access. CHWs play a crucial role in providing access to healthcare in those parts of the country that are underserved. Over 34,000 CHWs work to extend basic health services such as maternal and child health, family planning and reproductive health, nutrition, TB, and sanitation services. This ...

    Reads: 730
    Author(s): Management Sciences for Health (MSH) under the African Strategies for Health (ASH) project with support from the US Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • In light of the health worker shortage due to the post-conflict period and Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, it is crucially important to understand different motivation factors for rural health workers, including doctors, nurses, midwives and Community Health Workers. Researchers conducted 23 participatory life histories with health workers, revealing that the context of the rural healthcare...

    Reads: 683
    Author(s): Haja R. wurie, Mohamed Samai, and Sophie Witter
  • For India’s public health system to deliver effectively, it is imperative that policymakers place a strategic focus on tackling persistent HRH issues such as chronic shortage of health workers, unbalanced skill mix in the existing health workforce, and inequitable urban-rural distribution of health workers. Taking optimal health care to the farthest corners of the country is critical to the...

    Reads: 786
    Author(s): Amit Paliwal, Marc Luoma and Carlos Avila
  • This report, developed in The Center for the Health Professions at the University of California, San Francisco, explores the role of community health workers and promotores in California. It reviews the history and background of the movement, work and practice patterns such as education, demographics, wages and training, and issues of credentialing and certification, regulation, and policy...

    Reads: 1,274
    Author(s): Dennis Keane, Christine Nielsen, and Catherine Dower

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