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

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  • This review article explores the various definitions and descriptions of CHWs in the literature. It also identifies common themes in these definitions to better understand the essential characteristics of health workers classified as CHWs and to distinguish them from other healthcare providers. By describing the various categories of CHWs, this resource helps to clarify the use of the term to...

    Reads: 383
    Author(s): Abimbola Olaniran, Helen Smith, Regine Unkels, Sarah Bar-Zeev & Nynke van den Broek
  • The emerging field of mobile health (mHealth) consists of interventions that apply cellular phones and other mobile devices for healthcare purpose such as data collection, clinical decision support, self-care, and CHW management. This rapid expansion of mobile communications systems represents an opportunity to improve the productivity of community health workers in rural areas. This field...

    Reads: 219
    Author(s): David J Meyers, Malina Filkins, Alex Harsha Bangura, Ranju Sharma, Ashma Baruwal, Sami Pande, Scott Halliday, Dan Schwarz, Ryan K Schwarz, Duncan S R Maru
  • This longitudinal study aims to assess the effect of CHW-provided targeted education on blood pressure (BP) control in hypertensive patients in Bangladesh. Trained CHWs regularly followed up and provided specific health messages on BP control to adult hypertensive individuals through quarterly meetings and individual counseling. Mean BP changes were measured ever 6 months for 24 months. BP...

    Reads: 164
    Author(s): Muhammad Ashique Haider Chowdhury, Ali Tanweer Siddiquee, Shyfuddin Ahmed, Dewan Shamsul Alam
  • This is an in-depth review of the effectiveness of CHW programs in Ethiopia, Brazil, and Nepal. The main objective of this report is to provide insight and examples of successful CHW programs for other countries that are looking to build and strengthen their own CHW programs, specifically in the maternal and child health field. 

    Reads: 555
    Author(s): By: Henry B. Perry MD, PhD, MPH
  • A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a public health worker that is committed to improving the quality and accessibility of healthcare and social services in a community. The CDC has compiled a webpage with resources collected from their projects across the organization related to CHWs. This page serves as an excellent resource for both CHW workers as well as people that work with CHWs.

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    Reads: 251
    Author(s): The CDC
  • In Madagascar 83% of the country’s 22.9 million people live in rural areas that can be difficult to access. CHWs play a crucial role in providing access to healthcare in those parts of the country that are underserved. Over 34,000 CHWs work to extend basic health services such as maternal and child health, family planning and reproductive health, nutrition, TB, and sanitation services. This ...

    Reads: 313
    Author(s): Management Sciences for Health (MSH) under the African Strategies for Health (ASH) project with support from the US Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • The chronic shortage of health workers globally is a major obstacle when trying to provide crucial health care delivery in areas of the world where it is needed the most. A way to approach this issue has been to “task shift” health professional roles to providers such as lay health workers (LHW), a “lay person” that has been trained to provide health services but is not a conventional health...

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    Author(s): By: Claire Glenton, Christopher J. Colvin, Benedicte Carlsen, Alison Swartz, Simon Lewin, Jane Noyes, Arash Rashidian
  • Healthcare workers can be susceptible to work related stress. This may be a result of the high expectations they face in their work place, the absence of social support among colleagues, time restraints, and a lack of resources and training. Occupational stress for healthcare workers has the potential to lead to physical illness, “burnout”, or distress and may become an obstacle for them to...

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    Author(s): By: Jani H. Ruotsalainen, Jos H. Verbeek, Albert Marine, Consol Serra
  • Mozambique has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. To effectively address maternal mortality in the post-2015 agenda, interventions need to consider the determinants of health so that their delivery is not limited to the health sector. The objective of this exploratory qualitative study was to identify key community groups’...

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    Author(s): Tabassum Firoz*, Marianne Vidler, Prestige Tatenda Makanga, Helena Boene, Rogério Chiaú, .Esperança Sevene, Laura A. Magee, Peter von Dadelszen, Khátia Munguambe and the CLIP Working Group
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    Eclampsia is responsible for one in every ten maternal deaths despite the fact that management of this disease is inexpensive and has been available for decades. Many studies have shown that health care providers in low and middle-income countries have limited training to manage patients with eclampsia. Hence, we aimed to explore the knowledge of...

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    Author(s): Sana Sheikh, Rahat Najam QureshiEmail author, Asif Raza Khowaja, Rehana Salam, Marianne Vidler, Diane Sawchuck, Peter von Dadelszen, Shujat Zaidi, Zulfiqar Bhutta and the CLIP Working Group

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New Resource: Advancing Partners and Communities

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Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) advances and supports community programs that improve the overall health of communities and achieve other health-related impacts, especially in relationship to family planning. The project increases access to community-based health services, spanning a spectrum of health issues. Implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., in partnership with FHI 360, APC advances global learning by providing technical assistance to local partners and governments, generating new data and evidence, managing over 100 small and medium sized grants, and building the   organizational and technical capacity of organizations to strengthen community health and family planning programming. APC’s work spans a wide spectrum of technical areas, including but not limited to: expanding access to quality health and FP services, building human resource capacity, strengthening policy and health systems, and integrating youth and gender into all of our activities. The changing landscape of health systems, combined with the shortage of highly skilled health providers, has created opportunities for scaling-up task sharing in the delivery of health and FP services at the community level.

Specific APC resources that may be of particular interest to implementers that work with CHWs are the Community Health Systems Catalog, the Community Health Worker Provision of Injectable Contraceptives suite of tools, and the first in a series of Community-based Health System Model briefs, focused on Nepal. Please visit APC’s website to learn more about the project and explore our many other resources. To learn about new resources and stay up to date on APC’s activities, please sign up for the newsletter.


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