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

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  • 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: 135
    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: 166
    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: 311
  • 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: 232
    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: 198
    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: 240
    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: 247
    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
  • Community based services are an essential component of quality primary health care. Ghana launched the National Community Health Worker (CHW) program in 2014 as part of its existing Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) campaign. This study presents a descriptive analysis of data pertaining to CHW supervision and service delivery collected as part of the Performance Monitoring...

    Reads: 251
    Author(s): Dan Schwarz,June-Ho Kim,Hannah Ratcliffe,Griffith Bell,John Koku Awoonor-Williams
  • Village health workers (VHWs) play an integral role in educating communities about tuberculosis (TB), conducting TB screening and facilitating treatment. This cross-sectional descriptive study aimed to assess TB knowledge among VHWs, households and overall utilization of TB services. It involved interviews of populations at household and clinic levels in 20 out 0f 19 districts in Lesotho. ...

    Reads: 179
    Author(s): Maseabata M. Ramathebane, Tiisetso J. Makatjane, Regina M. Thetsane, Motselisi Mokhethi
  • The provision of routine prenatal care is a crucial step towards reduction of health risks in women and their children that is typically the responsibility of primary health providers, often carried out by community health workers (CHWs). This cross-sectional study ascertained CHW awareness regarding (1) their general responsibilities (2) initial contact with pregnant women (3) recommended...

    Reads: 157
    Author(s): Lívia P. Bonifácio, João M. A. Marques and Elisabeth M. Vieira

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