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

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  • Task shifting is one approach to address the shortage of health staff by rational redistribution of tasks among health workforce teams. This document contains 22 recommendations and guidelines developed through a process of country consultation, extensive evidence gathering, and broad consultation among a wide range of experts and stakeholders. The recommendations provide the basis for a...

    Reads: 1,752
    Author(s): World Health Organization (WHO)
  • This brief draws on AMREF's experience, looking at three key issues: appropriate training, task-shifting to lower cadres of worker, and training and supporting CHWs to bring health care closer to communities. It emphasizes both the need for global commitment to scale up proven models at the national level and leadership and ownership by African governments.

    Reads: 962
    Author(s): Hall S.
  • This document describes Aphia II Nyanza's 2006-10 strategy to support Kenya's Ministry of Health as well as FBOs and CBOs to: improve and expand facility based services, civil society activities to increase healthy behaviors and care, and support for people and families affected by HIV and AIDS.

    Reads: 998
    Author(s): Engender Health
  • This systematic review is helpful for people who need to make decisions about the use of lay health workers in primary and community care delivery. The authors reviewed 82 studies to assess the effects of lay health worker interventions on improving MCH and TB outcomes. Key findings and considerations of relevance for low and middle income countries are included outcomes.

    Reads: 1,116
    Author(s): Flottorp, S., Glenton, C., Lewin, S.
  • This article presents the findings of a project to promote exclusive breastfeeding in rural communities through the training of community health extension workers in rural Nigeria. The authors found that the training of extension health workers in rural communities is feasible, can have a beneficial impact on breastfeeding promotion, and that such training should be continued and incorporated...

    Reads: 929
    Author(s): A.A. Davies-Adetugbo & H.A. Adebawa
  • This document provides guidance in the design of systems for community-based distribution (CBD) programs. The guide aims to assist program managers and other stakeholders in designing and implementing stronger and more sustainable supply chains for their CBD programs. The guide is intended to serve as a resource of tools that can be modified and adapted for use by any government or...

    Reads: 1,061
    Author(s): JSI
  • This global survey documents the preliminary research and findings that the JSI team compiled to inform the final project document, Supply Chain Models and Considerations for Community‐Based Distribution Programs: A Program Manager’s Guide. It can be used as a reference to any person or organization interested in CBD programs.

    Reads: 1,055
    Author(s): JSI
  • This study assessed the impacts of use of rapid malaria diagnostic tests (RDTs) by CHWs on the provision of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) and health outcome in fever patients in Tanzania. The authors found that RDTs administered by CHWs may improve early and well-targeted ACT treatment in malaria patients at community level. However, the effect and impact of RDT, including cost...

    Reads: 1,187
    Author(s): Mubi M, Janson A, Warsame M, Mårtensson A, Källander K, et al
  • This short commentary discusses the Lady Health Worker (LHW) program in Pakistan. LHWs serve as an important link between community and health facilities, providing both preventative and curative care. However, additional improvements are suggested that could further facilitate a thriving program. These include: incentives for LHWs (improving salaries, timely contract renewals and providing...

    Reads: 1,467
    Author(s): Jalal, S.
  • This study examined: (i) whether Zambian CHWs could prepare and interpret RDTs accurately and safely using manufacturer's instructions alone; (ii) whether mostly pictorial instructions (a "job aid") could raise performance; and (iii) whether a brief training program would produce further improvement. The authors found that manufacturers' instructions, like those provided with the RDTs used in...

    Reads: 843
    Author(s): Harvey, S., Jennings, L., Chinyama, M., Masaninga, F., Mulholland, K., & Bell, D.

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