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

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  • The Program Management Guide is a "how-to" guide created by Partners in Health. This unit outlines how PIH provides training for three broad groups who serve and are served by our healthcare programs: 1) community health workers, 2) clinicians, and 3) patients and the community . Specific guidelines—relevant to all three of these groups—are offered for developing healthcare-focused training...

    Reads: 1,104
    Author(s): Partners in Health
  • This pilot curriculum for accompagnateurs, developed by Partners in Health, includes parallel materials for use by trainers and participants, as well as visual aids for use with each unit. The Accompagnateur Training Guide covers: treatment, prevention, side effects and risk factors for HIV, TB, STIs and other infectious diseases; roles and responsibilities of accompagnateurs; challenges faced...

    Reads: 1,328
    Author(s): Partners in Health
  • The South African Academy of Family Practice's Rural Health Initiative journal details their delegation's visit and observation of the rural primary health care network in Iran. They examined in particular the roles of different workers in the Iranian system and the health houses that are staffed by CHWs, known locally as, Behvarz. The health houses are responsible for: maternal and child...

    Reads: 1,252
    Author(s): Couper, I.
  • This journal article looks at a study conducted in 2007 to evaluate the impact of community directed intervention (CDI) on delivering five health interventions in onchocerciasis endemic districts in Tanzania: Vitamin A supplementation (VAS), community-directed treatment with Ivermectin (CDTi), distribution of insecticide -treated nets (ITN), directly observed treatment of TB (DOTS), and home-...

    Reads: 1,054
  • This article examines Directly Observed Therapy (DOT-HAART) provided by CHWs or accompagnateur to HIV patients in Boston and Haiti. The CHWs provide psychosocial support and link the patients to clinical staff and available resources. The article suggests that the accompagnateur model can be applied to other poverty-stricken populations in resource-poor settings.

    Reads: 1,201
    Author(s): Behforouz, H.L., Farmer, P.E., and Mukherjee, J.S.
  • The main objective of this paper is to reexamine the implementation of national CHW programs and document the evidence based-knowledge or best practices in South Asia. The paper is primarily based on the internet search and a review of published literature on CHW national programs in South Asia. The topics highlighted in the paper are CHW roles, selection, training, incentives and motivation,...

    Reads: 1,314
    Author(s): UNICEF
  • This manual introduces the importance of the community health worker's role in the communities they serve. It also includes course materials for CHWs on the following topics: how to identify signs of illness in a sick child, age 2 months up to 5 years; when to refer children to health facilities for more care; and how families can treat children at home with problems of diarrhea, malaria or...

    Reads: 1,413
    Author(s): UNICEF and WHO
  • This case study examines lay health worker attrition by examining three questions: What is the magnitude of attrition in programs? What are the determinants of attrition? What are the most successful ways of reducing attrition? Several important factors have been identified including: supportive supervision, defined roles with specific tasks, locally relevant incentives, incentive systems...

    Reads: 1,308
    Author(s): Nkonki, L., Cliff, J., Sanders, D.
  • This report documents how CHWs address the problems of health disparities, poor access to care, and the rising cost of health care. Challenges that exist in expanding current CHW programs are also examined. Policy options around finance, workforce, and delivery of care are also discussed.

    Reads: 2,372
    Author(s): Ro, M.J., Treadwell, H.M., Northridge, M.
  • The Community Leadership Development Programs is a training designed for rural leaders to help them understand the processes that contribute to better healthcare management and the steps to build effective teamwork. The program creates support and buy-in for health programs and infrastructure development through a series of workshops that focus on: visioning, health and education, leadership...

    Reads: 1,343
    Author(s): Management Sciences for Health

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