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

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  • 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: 1,152
    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: 1,023
    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: 1,460
    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: 1,560
    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: 964
    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: 1,235
    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: 1,053
    Author(s): Kitaw, Y., Ye-Ebiyo, Y., Said, A., Desta, H., and Teklehaimanat, A.
  • This study sought to identify best practices in deployment of community health and care workers (CHWs and CCWs). Studies conducted in each of South Africa’s 9 provinces assessed the extent to which CHW deployment has addressed important health priorities; documented success stories and lessons; and developed an understanding of the range of ways that CHW programs have evolved in the country....

    Reads: 1,347
    Author(s): Friedman, I., Ramalepe, M., Matjuis, F., Bhengu, L., Lloyd, B., Mafuleka, A., Ndaba, L., Boloyi, B.
  • This article reports on a study assessing the performance of CHWs in the promotion of basic child health services in rural Mali. The study was conducted as a community based cross-sectional survey. Data were collected from 401 child caregivers and 72 CHWs. Analysis showed a positive influence of CHWs on family health practices. The authors conclude that providing continuous training, transport...

    Reads: 1,253
    Author(s): Perez, F., Ba, H., Dastagire, S., Altman, M.
  • This case study details the “Accelerating Contraceptive Use Project” managed by MSH in Afghanistan between 2004 and 2006. Through the project, four Afghan NGOs, MSH and the Ministry of Public Health worked with CHWs to promote various contraceptive methods for birth spacing. Three components helped the project achieve success at both the community and policy levels: contraceptive technical...

    Reads: 1,220
    Author(s): Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

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