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

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  • From the World Health Organization: A global consultation of programme managers, policy makers and experts was convened by the Alliance in April 2010 in Montreux, Switzerland, to review the recommendations of a systematic review on Community Health Workers (CHWs), share experiences, and develop broad agreement on key messages for countries to use to integrate CHWs into their national health...

    Reads: 2,224
    Author(s): Global Health Workforce Alliance
  • In response to widespread recognition of the need to scale up community health workers as a part of primary health systems in sub-Saharan Africa, this technical report was prepared to consolidate scientific and implementation experience in a series of recommendations and guidelines. This technical taskforce report focuses on providing broad cost guidance, deployment strategy and operational...

    Reads: 1,746
    Author(s): The Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • This paper summarizes the key features of the emerging national CHW program in South Africa. This includes CHWs' integration into a national public works program and the use of non-governmental organizations as intermediaries. The paper also reports on one province, the Free State investigating CHW numbers and training, specifically with regard to HIV services between 2004 and 2006. The...

    Reads: 1,126
    Author(s): Helen Schneider, Hlengiwe Hlophe and Dingie van Rensburg
  • This study assesses community acceptability of the use of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) by Ugandan CHWs, locally referred to as community medicine distributors (CMDs).  The study found that the use of RDTs by CMDs is likely to be acceptable by community members provided that CMDs are properly trained, and receive regular technical supervision and logistical support. A well-designed behavior...

    Reads: 1,138
    Author(s): David Mukanga, James K Tibenderana, Juliet Kiguli, George W Pariyo, Peter Waiswa, Francis Bajunirwe, Brian Mutamba, Helen Counihan, Godfrey Ojiambo, Karin Kallander
  • This study investigates reasons for high rates of CHW attrition in Sylhet District in northeastern Bangladesh. The framework presented in this paper illustrates the decision-making process women go through when deciding to become, or continue as, a CHW. Factors such as job satisfaction, community valuation of CHW work, and fulfillment of pre-hire expectations all need to be addressed...

    Reads: 2,057
    Author(s): Syed Moshfiqur Rahman, Nabeel Ashraf Ali, Larissa Jennings, M Habibur R Seraji, Ishtiaq Mannan Rasheduzzaman Shah, Arif Billah Al-Mahmud, Sanwarul Bari, Daniel Hossain, Milan Krishna Das, Abdullah H Baqui, Shams El Arifeen and Peter J Winch
  • This guide outlines the type of information and approaches that Healthy Villages managers could provide to their communities; it can be used as the basis for developing material that is specific to regions or to entire countries. Healthy Villages deals with achieving good health through: water, excreta disposal, drainage, solid waste management, housing quality, hygiene, providing health care...

    Reads: 2,801
    Author(s): Guy Howard, Water, Engineering and Development Centre, Loughborough University, Loughborough, England
  • This study assesses the career goals of local Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs) and community stakeholders to identify barriers to undertaking advanced health education. It uses open-ended interviews with nine participants in two communities in Northwest Queensland, Australia and found that, although interest in careers like medicine and nursing were expressed, the majority of participants...

    Reads: 1,030
    Author(s): CM Felton-Busch, SD Solomon, KE McBain, S De La Rue
  • This is a systematic review of the costs and cost-effectiveness of using community health workers in vaccination programmes. The review only identified three studies that met their inclusion criteria. Methodologically, the studies were strong but did not adequately address affordability and sustainability and were also highly heterogeneous in terms of settings and CHW outcomes, limiting their...

    Reads: 1,097
    Author(s): Corluka A, Walker DG, Lewin S, Glenton C, Scheel I.
  • CHW programs throughout the world vary in structure and emphasis. This literature review addresses the challenge of making connections among inputs, processes and outcomes of these diverse community programs. Completed as part of the USAID-funded project of the same name, it analyses 78 of the most useful documents on CHW programs with components of family planning and selective reproductive...

    Reads: 1,208
    Author(s): Foreit, James and Raifman, Sarah
  • This article presents a model for the development of sustainable primary health care in village communities in Honduras through the training and support of CHWs. The model, piloted in Comayagua, follows a "bottom-up" approach. A training curriculum for CHWs was developed that addressed the area's predominant health problems and made use of "Where there is no doctor" Training, a medical kit and...

    Reads: 1,223
    Author(s): Rennert, W. and Koop, E.

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