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

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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
  • The hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and postpartum haemorrhage are responsible for nearly 40% of all maternal deaths in India. Most of these deaths occur in primary health settings which frequently lack essential equipment and medication, are understaffed and have limited or no access to specialist care. Community health care workers are regarded as essential...

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    Author(s): Umesh Ramadurg, Marianne Vidler*, Umesh Charanthimath, Geetanjali Katageri, Mrutyunjaya Bellad, Ashalata Mallapur, Shivaprasad Goudar, Shashidhar Bannale, Chandrashekhar Karadiguddi, Diane Sawchuck, Rahat Qureshi, Peter von Dadelszen, Richard
  • Pre-eclampsia is a leading cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Early detection and treatment have been instrumental in reducing case fatality in high-income countries. This study was part of a multi-country evaluation of community treatment of pre-eclampsia to determine community health workers' knowledge and practice in the...

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    Author(s): J. O. Sotunsa*, M. Vidler, D. O. Akeju, M. O. Osiberu, E. O. Orenuga, O. T. Oladapo, R. Qureshi, D. Sawchuck, .O. O. Adetoro, P. von Dadelszen, O. A. Dada and the CLIP Nigeria Feasibility Working Group
  • Task-sharing expands the responsibilities of low-cadre health workers and allows them to share these responsibilities with highly qualified healthcare providers in an effort to best utilize available human resources. This study is part of a larger community-based trial evaluating the acceptability of community treatment for severe pre-eclampsia and examines the...

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    Author(s): Sana Sheikh, Rahat Najam Qureshi*, Asif Raza Khowaja, Rehana Salam, Marianne Vidler, Diane Sawchuck\, Peter von Dadelszen, Shujat Zaidi, Zulfiqar Bhutta, and the CLIP Working Group
  • An estimated 276 Pakistani women die for every 100,000 live births; with eclampsia accounting for about 10% of these deaths. Community health workers contribute to the existing health system in Pakistan under the banner of the Lady Health Worker (LHW) Programme and are responsible for providing a comprehensive package of antenatal services. However, there is a...

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    Author(s): Rehana A. Salam, Rahat Najam Qureshi, Sana Sheikh, Asif Raza Khowaja, Diane Sawchuck, Marianne Vidler, Peter von Dadelszen, Shujaat Zaidi and Zulfiqar Bhutta
  • This report summarizes current data from over 140 FHW-supported mHealth projects from developing countries to describe the emergent trends and best practices in the use of mobile phones, tablets, and technical platforms by FHWs over the last decade, understand the key considerations in choosing the type pf phone and platform and associated programmatic costs,...

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    Author(s): Smisha Agarwal, Leona Rosenblum, Tamara Goldschmidt, Michelle Carras, Neha Goal, Alain B. Labrique
  • The Ebola pandemic of 2014-16 demonstrated the crucial role of the community health workforce in preventing, responding to, and effectively treating health emergencies. As the West Africa region rebuilds its health systems after Ebola, countries and communities have identified a need to develop strategies and plans to embed the role of the community health worker...

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    Author(s): Wilton Park
  • Maryse Kok's thesis aims to gain insight into how performance of CHWs in low-middle income countries (LMIC) can be improved, in order to contribute to the realization of better informed, more effective and sustainable CHW programmes and ultimately improved health status of poor and rural communities. 

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    Author(s): Maryse Catelijne Kok
  • In 2012, 6.6 million children under age five died worldwide, most from diseases with known means of prevention and treatment. A delivery gap persists between well-validated methods for child survival and equitable, timely access to those methods. A health systems strengthening intervention was implemented in peri-urban Mali designed to improve child survival by...

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    Author(s): Ari D. Johnson, Dana R. Thomson, Sidney Atwood, Ian Alley, Jessica L. Beckerman, Ichiaka Koné, Djoumé Diakité, Hamed Diallo, Boubacar Traoré, Klenon Traoré, Paul E. Farmer, Megan Murray, Joia Mukherjee
  • An evaluation of trauma-informed support, skills, and psychoeducation interventions provided by CHWs on depressive symptoms, dysfunction, post-traumatic stress, traumatic grief and anxiety symptoms was conducted in the northern Dohuk region of Kurdistan Iraq. Recruited community health workers included pharmacists, nurses, and physician assistants without any...

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    Author(s): Judith Bass, Sarah McIvor Murray, Thikra Ahmed Mohammed, Mary Bunn, William Gorman, Ahmed Mohammed Amin Ahmed, Laura Murray, Paul Boltone

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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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