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

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  • Over 60 million people reside outside cities in the United States. These populations often face higher rates of diseases like obesity, diabetes, heart disease and suicide. While no specific cause for these disparities have been identified, environmental differences, education gaps and workforce shortages could be potential causes. This article presents 5 strategies for improving public health...

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  • This study presents a comparative analysis of linkages between incentives and motivation of CHWs using existing datasets of qualitative studies across six countries. Taking into consideration both salaried and volunteered CHWs the study critically examines the varied influence of incentives on motivation in given different conditions of employment and engagement.   

    Reads: 63
    Author(s): Hermen Ormel, Maryse Kok, Sumit Kane, Rukhsana Ahmed, Kingsley Chikaphupha, Sabina Faiz Rashid, Daniel Gemechu, Lilian Otiso, Mohsin Sidat, Sally Theobald, Miriam Taegtmeyer & Korrie de Koning
  • This paper presents the results of a non-masked cluster randomized trail conducted in three districts in rural Tanzania. The study  looked at the impact of deploying paid community health workers (CHWs) to provide door-to-door services on child survival. The services provided included preventive, promotional and curative antenatal, newborn child and reproductive health care.  

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    Author(s): Almamy M. Kanté, Amon Exavery, Elizabeth F. Jackson, Tani Kassimu, Colin D. Baynes, Ahmed Hingora & James F. Phillips
  • Community health workers (CHWs) increasingly engaged to provide  accessible and affordable serviced that are responsive to patient needs. This cross-sectional study looks at understanding CHW confidence in medication management to identify areas of focus for improving CHW medication management training.

    Reads: 55
    Author(s): Verna A. Jam, Kasidy L. McKay, John T. Holmes
  • Globally, home visits by community health workers (CHWs) during pregnancy and soon after delivery are recommended to contribute to newborn survival. With the ever-expanding roles of CHWs can health systems ensure   sufficient home visit coverage? This study looks at the results of a population-based survey conducted in the Ntcheu district of Malawi. It focuses primarily on understanding the...

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    Author(s): Tanya Guenther,,Humphreys Nsona, Regina Makuluni, Mike Chisema, Gomezgani Jenda, Emmanuel Chimbalanga, and Salim Sadruddin
  • As part of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) integrated community case management (iCCM) Rapid Access Expansion Program (RAcE), World Vision Niger and Canada worked with the Niger Ministry of Health to enable implementation of iCCM in four districts of Niger in 2013. This paper presents a two-arm cluster randomized trial which looked at the impact of an mhealth approach focused on...

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    Author(s): David Zakus, Moise Moussa, Mahamane Ezechiel, Joannes Paulus Yimbesalu, Patsy Orkar, Caroline Damecour, Annette E Ghee, Matthew MacFarlane, and Grace Nganga
  • Increased incidence of oral cancer is largely seen in low-resource settings. This study looked at the use of a mobile phone based oral cancer screening program  carried out by community health workers (CHWs). The CHWs screened for mucosal lesions and were able to use the mHealth (mobile health) approach effectively.

    Reads: 32
    Author(s): N Praveen Birur, Keerthi Gurushanth, Sanjana Patrick, Sumsum P Sunny, Shubhasini A Raghavan, Shubha Gurudath, Usha Hegde, Vidya Tiwari, Vipin Jain, Mohammed Imran, Pratima Rao, Moni Abraham Kuriakose
  • Consumers are known to show a preference for home and community based long-term care (LTC) services (HCBS) but they are often unaware of the services available to them. This study examined the role of community health workers (CHWs) in helping Medicaid beneficiaries meet their LTC needs as compared to the use of standard HCBS outreach processes.

    Reads: 30
    Author(s): Holly C. Felix, Mir Ali, T. Mac Bird, Naomi Cottoms & M. Kate Stewart
  • Community health workers (CHWs) are a vital link between health facilities and communities with a high prevalence of childhood disorders. However, there is a dearth of literature which suggests that CHWs are adequately skilled and trained for this task. This study looks at the training needs of CHWs in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.

    Reads: 27
    Author(s): Shanturi Naidoo, Deshini Naidoo, Pragashnie Govender
  • Accredited Social Health Activities (ASHAs) are female community health workers who play a principal role in promotion of primary health care and use of sanitary services in India. Most prior studies on ASHAs have focused on qualitative aspects. This study presents a cost effectiveness analysis of ASHAs in facilitating measles vaccination among children under 5 years of age between the year...

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    Author(s): Deepti Bettampadi, Matthew L.Boulton, Laura E.Power, David W.Hutton


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