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

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  • This paper reviews recently published literature on community health worker programs, primarily focusing on maternal and newborn child health. Eighteen CHW programs and eleven relevant articles were included. It identifies key components of successful CHWs programs, reviews past successes and failures of CHW program implementation and summarizes important lessons learned.

    Reads: 3,086
    Author(s): Fazila K. Shakir
  • This toolkit is designed to guide professional CHW organizations through the process of developing and adopting a code of ethics. Having a code of ethics can enhance CHWs’ relationships with the community, promote professionalism, legitimize CHWs as members of health care teams and provide guidance in solving ethical quandaries. The toolkit, which was developed for use by American CHW groups,...

    Reads: 8,813
    Author(s): Scott, J. & Dunning, L.
  • This is an audio and slide presentation from 2009 by the director of health programs at Food for the Hungry (FH), Thomas P. Davis Jr. In it, Davis discusses FH's utilization of “care groups” to reduce malnutrition and child deaths in Mozambique. The care group method, developed by World Relief, mobilizes teams of women who volunteer to represent, serve and do health promotion with 10-15...

    Reads: 1,518
    Author(s): Davis, T.
  • This toolkit provides a variety of resources that form a platform for strengthening organizations’ capacity to promote community-based access to injectable contraceptives and to advocate for national policy and service delivery guidelines. The components of the toolkit address program planning, implementation, evaluation and scale-up. It provides evidence and background material to support...

    Reads: 1,125
    Author(s): K4Health
  • This article looks at the policy landscape and processes that led to the implementation of a community case management (CCM) for child survival program in Nicaragua. The authors review both the contextual factors that facilitated CCM as well as the challenges, and conclude that continuous monitoring is essential for both sustainability and scale up.

    Reads: 999
    Author(s): George, A, et al.
  • This article reviews Iran’s “Health Houses,” which were conceived and introduced during the country’s 1980-1988 war with Iraq. The health houses are run by trained CHWs, called behvarzan, who provide basic health care to most of the country's rural population. Female behvarz are typically responsible for child and maternal health, vaccinations, registration and administering medicines, while...

    Reads: 1,417
    Author(s): Bulletin of the World Health Organization
  • This report summarizes six guiding principles and lessons learned that emerged from the work of an MOH/BASICS team developing a community-based IMCI program in Madagascar. The principles elaborated for streamlining community-based programs are: 1. Action-based messages; 2. Easy-to-use front-line teaching tools; 3. Short skill-based trainings; 4. Engaging large numbers of volunteers; 5. Mass...

    Reads: 1,485
    Author(s): Gottert, Peter
  • This brief report outlines AMREF’s experiences promoting task-shifting among health workers through integrating it into training of clinical officers in southern Sudan. After summarizing the challenges addressed, the policies introduced and the outcomes of the project, AMREF concludes that providing technical support and supportive supervision to the Government of Southern Sudan was...

    Reads: 942
    Author(s): AMREF
  • This article reports on the important contributions of community health volunteers in the success of primary health care in Thailand. More than 800,000 health volunteers, including Buddhist monks and their temples, work to promote primary health care and health promotion across the country.

    Reads: 1,207
    Author(s): Treerutkuarkal, Apiradee
  • This study assessed the first year of Ethiopia’s Health Extension Worker (HEW) training program, a central component of the Health Extension Program's (HEP). The authors used a questionnaire and observations on the training program’s inputs, processes, and outputs. They found that the training centers lacked adequate facilities for the HEW trainees and the selection and training processes were...

    Reads: 1,030
    Author(s): Kitaw, Y., Ye-Ebiyo, Y., Said, A., Desta, H., and Teklehaimanat, A.

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