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

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  • Building contexts that support effective community responses to HIV/AIDS: a South African Case Study discusses a health-enabling social environment, and some of the strategies currently being used to build social contexts to support effective HIV/AIDS management in southern Africa. The authors aim to illustrate and share contextual changes that will enable more effective community-led HIV/AIDS...

    Reads: 968
    Author(s): Campbell, Catherine; Nair, Yugi; Maimane, Sbongile
  • This presentation summarizes a study performed in 4 Africa countries: Guinea, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire and Togo. The study examines the effect of training community health workers on Onchoceriacis control. The study concludes that utilizing CHWs can empower communities and citizens to work towards healthier lifestyles. Utilizing CHWs as a strategy has tremendous scope and potential to...

    Reads: 1,055
    Author(s): Boatin, Boakye
  • The community-directed interventions  (CDI) strategy achieved a desired coverage of the ultimate treatment goal of at least 90% with ivermectin distribution for onchocerciasis control, and filled the gap between the health care services and the communities. One of the research questions included how the primary actors (community-directed heath workers and community-directed health supervisors...

    Reads: 876
    Author(s): Katabarwa, M.N., Habomugisha, P., Richards, JR, F.O., and Hopkins, D.
  • 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: 990
    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: 1,108
    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: 852
    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: 1,154
    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: 1,811
    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: 1,213
    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: 970
    Author(s): MacDowell, Juliet


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