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

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  • The integral role of community health workers (CHWs) in global health programs is slowly gaining recognition and appreciation. This book draws on experiences of Ethiopian CHWs who provided home based antiretroviral therapy in Addis Ababa to highlight CHW contributions

    Reads: 59
    Author(s): Kenneth Maes
  • Immigrants in the United States face a range of challenges with respect to access to quality health care. Community health workers play an important role in ensuring these individuals can avail of the necessary care and treatment. This book provides evidence and recommendations for engaging CHWs to serve immigrant populations.  

    Reads: 36
    Author(s): Sally Findley (Author), Sergio Matos (Contributor)
  • Provision of pregnancy tests by community health workers (CHWs) in low resource settings has the potential to reach a large proportion of women in these regions. This randomized control trial looks at the efficiency of an intervention which involves CHWs supplying home pregnancy tests and whether this approach brings in more clients for ante natal counselling (ANC).

    Reads: 33
    Author(s): Alison B Comfort, Randall C Juras, Sarah E K Bradley, Justin Ranjalahy Rasolofomanana, Anja Noeliarivelo Ranjalahy, Cynthia C Harper
  • Village health Workers (VHWs) are the first point of contact in ensuring vital health services reach communities across Bhutan. This quantitative study identifies motivational factors which enable retention of VHWs in the health system. The study involves a cross-sectional survey design.

    Reads: 35
    Author(s): Dolley Tshering, Phudit Tejativaddhana, Taweesak Siripornpibul, Mary Cruickshank, David Briggs
  • The importance of maintaining a continuum of care with respect to health requirements of mothers and newborns has been recognized world over. This study looks at the example of the Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) program in India as a model intervention.  It uses the Indian Human Development survey data from between 2011 to 2012.

    Reads: 47
    Author(s): Smisha Agarwal, Sian Curtis, Gusavo Angeles, Ilene Speizer, Kavita Singh, James Thomas
  • In October 2018, the world celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Alma Ata declaration at the Global Conference on Primary Care in Astana, Kazakhstan. Acknowledging that the Alma Ata declaration represents a historic landmark for global health practitioners, Partners In Health hosted a one day pre-meeting to the Astana Conference to explore: "Health Systems and Delivery Strategies to Achieve...

    Reads: 104
  • Task shifting from clinicians to community health workers (CHWs) in regions of the world where physician to population density is low is a growing strategy among policy makers. This article looks at structural and local factors which lead to unintended consequences of CHW program implementation such as CHWs working simultaneously for multiple organizations, freelancing in communities, and...

    Reads: 111
    Author(s): Catherine van de Ruit
  • Efforts directed at improving national civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems are largely shifting focus from passive to active systems. Community health agents are crucial to reporting birth and death events; however, there is a dearth of literature on their roles and factors effecting their performance. This review looks at articles, mostly focused on rural parts of Africa...

    Reads: 94
    Author(s): Nina W. Ragunanthan, Braveen Ragunanthan, Hermon Gebrehiwet & Karim Kamara
  • Maternal and newborn health programs in low- and middle-income countries are largely dependent on community health workers (CHWs). This study involves a mixed methods systematic review of qualitative and quantitative studies conducted between 1996 and 2017. It examines evidence on the effectiveness of CHW interventions in reducing socio economic inequities and the means through which this is...

    Reads: 125
    Author(s): Andrea Katryn Blanchard, Audrey Prost, Tanja A J Houweling
  • This article presents perspectives drawn from a group of governmental, university and public health organizations supporting the creation of a professional association for community health workers (CHWs) in Hawai’i. It discusses monthly meetings conducted by CHWs starting from 2017 which addressed issues around work, information sharing, and the drafting of a strategic plan to form a...

    Reads: 90
    Author(s): Jessica Yamauchi, Rie L Kuhaulua, Stephanie Moir, Claudia Hartz, Alexis T Barnett-Sherrill, Cristina L Vocalan, Roella V Foronda, and Gregg S Kishaba

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