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

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  • 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: 1,168
    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: 2,100
    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: 2,919
    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: 1,058
    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: 1,125
    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: 1,256
    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: 1,248
    Author(s): Rennert, W. and Koop, E.
  • 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: 3,241
    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: 9,610
    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: 1,543
    Author(s): Davis, T.


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