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

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  • This study was carried out in 5 health areas co-endemic for Onchocerca volvulus and Loa loa which had no prior experience of the Community Directed Treatment with Ivermectin (CDTI). The community-directed delivery process was introduced using a cascade mechanism from the central health system that passed through the regional health delegation, health district and the health areas. Community...

    Reads: 951
    Author(s): Wanji, Samuel; Tendongfor, Nicholas
  • This study analyzes a community-based programme to determine the degree to which community-directed interventions delivered through volunteer community based distributions  can improve access to malaria prevention strategies for pregnant women, including use of ITNs, IPTp drugs and counseling. Results suggest that beyond  access to malaria prevention, access to formal health care in general,...

    Reads: 1,064
    Author(s): Okeibunor, J., et al.
  • This study assesses an HIV treatment program in a rural community in Haiti. Utilizing a community based approach with community health workers, the study found that increasing accessibility to HAART drugs in conjunction with community support, the health of a community can improve. The study concludes that utilizing a more-developed world approach can and should be done in order to reach and...

    Reads: 820
    Author(s): Farmer, P., Leandre, F.
  • Antiretroviral agents are not yet considered essential medications by international public health experts and are not widely used in the poor countries with high HIV prevalence.  With the collaboration of Haitian CHWs experienced in the delivery of home-based and directly observed treatment for TB, an AIDS-prevention project was expanded to deliver HAART to a subset of HIV patients deemed most...

    Reads: 1,114
    Author(s): Farmer, P., Leandre, F.
  • The report discusses Partners in Health (PIH) HIV work in one of Haiti's poorest areas. PIH launched a small pilot project integrating AIDS care with prevention efforts. PIH found that such projects are replicable and may enhance primary health care. CHWs played a crucial role in developing a stronger approach to HIV/AIDS as well as scaling up primary health care.

    Reads: 1,741
    Author(s): Walton, D., Farmer, P.
  • This document provides a systematic framework for establishing and maintaining community home-based care (CHBC) in resource-limited settings for people living with HIV/AIDS and those with other chronic or disabling conditions.  This document provides a framework to guide governments, national and international donor agencies and community-based organizations in developing or expanding CHBC...

    Reads: 1,161
    Author(s): World Health Organization
  • This success story demonstrates how CHWs can play a crucial role in educating women and families about basic health needs and maternal and newborn care. In Rwanda, the MOH uses CHWs to improve MCH; nearly 12,000 were trained by the US Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) to strengthen their  knowledge of emergency obstetric and newborn care and active management of the third...

    Reads: 943
    Author(s): MacDowell, Juliet
  • Volunteers are essential to many organizations. This guide is designed to help country programs address programmatic issues surrounding volunteer engagement such as: roles and responsibilities, incentives, recruitment, training and supervision. It includes checklists, tools and frameworks that can be adapted to local contexts to help organizations standardize how they work with volunteers.

    Reads: 1,072
    Author(s): Catholic Relief Services
  • Paying for performance (P4P) provides financial incentives for providers to increase the use and quality of care. P4P can affect health care by providing incentives for providers to put more effort into specific activities, and by increasing the amount of resources available to finance the delivery of services. This paper evaluates the impact of P4P on the use and quality of prenatal,...

    Reads: 941
    Author(s): Basinga, P., Gertler, P.
  • This literature review provides examples of lessons learned in the planning, implementation and evaluation of HRH interventions in maternal, neonatal and reproductive health (MNRH) at the community level in the Asia and Pacific regions. The review outlines interventions in the areas of HRH policy, management, and education and training. It synthesizes what are considered effective ways of...

    Reads: 2,051

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