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

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  • Volunteer community health workers (CHWs) in Cambodia promote local health and act as a bridge between the public health system and the community. This article examines the obstacles CHWs face in Cambodia through qualitative research, which includes two focus groups and ten semi-structured interviews....

    Reads: 264
    Author(s): Kim Ozano, Padam Simkhada, Khem Thann, and Rose Khatri
  • Tremendous challenges remain to ensure that the most vulnerable populations, including women, children, and adolescents, are able to enjoy the healthy lives and well-being promised in the Sustainable Development Goals. Much of their poor health is caused by poverty, gender, lack of education, and social marginalization as well as inaccessible healthcare services. Strong, equitable, and well-...

    Reads: 571
    Author(s): Sue Godt, Irene Agyepong, Walter Flores, and Gita Sen
  • This newly released report, titled ‘Practitioner Expertise to Optimise Community Health Systems: Harnessing Operational Insight’ examines how CHWs can successfully be integrated into national health systems, subsequently contributing towards efforts to achieve Universal Health Coverage. By using a number of case studies from six organisations (Hope Through Health, Last Mile Health, Living...

    Reads: 519
  •  The www.CHWimpact.org harnesses the potential of CHWs to extend health services to poor and marginalized...

    Reads: 855
    Author(s): Daniel Palazuelos, PIH Community Health Systems Initiative Round Table Series
  •  In this PIH interview, Dan Palazuelos continues his vibrant roundtable series.  He sat down with Ash Rogers, Executive Director of the Lwala Community...

    Reads: 1,773
    Author(s): Daniel Palazuelos, PIH Community Health Systems Initiative Round Table Series
  • Health Surveillance Assistants (HSAs) have been providing integrated community case management (iCCM) for sick children in Malawi since 2008. HSAs report monthly iCCM program data but, at the time of this study, little of it was being used for service improvement. Additionally, HSAs and facility health workers did not have the tools to compile and visualize the data they collected to make...

    Reads: 610
    Author(s): Elizabeth Hazel, Emmanuel Chimbalanga, Tiyese Chimuna, Humphreys Nsona, Angella Mtimuni, Ernest Kaludzu, Kate Gilroy and Tanya Guenther
  • This brief is an outline of Zambia’s community health assistant (CHA) program detailing the impact of a nationwide salaried cadre of CHWs.  The report includes how CHAs are recruited, trained, and deployed in rural areas of Zambia.  The impact of CHA programs was found to include: task shifting and uptake of services, evidence-based strategies to recruit high performance CHAs and increased the...

    Reads: 989
  • In 2012, a new cadre of Community Health Assistants (CHAs) were deployed as part of Zambia’s National Community Health Strategy.  This study aims to evaluate the impact CHAs have on the volume and type of health services provided.  Results show that the addition of CHAs in rural areas increased health service provision shifting the burden of basic health services away from more highly trained...

    Reads: 1,660
    Author(s): Brett Keller, Elizabeth McCarthy, Kathryn Bradford Vosburg, Mutinta Musonda, Jere Mwila, Jan Willem van den Broek, Fiona J. Walsh
  • To improve healthcare access in rural areas, in 2010 the Government of Zambia implemented a national CHW strategy that introduced a new cadre of healthcare workers called community health assistants (CHAs). After 1 year of training the pilot class of 307 CHAs were deployed in September 2012. This paper presents findings from a process evaluation of the barriers and facilitators of...

    Reads: 1,645
    Author(s): Katharine D. Shelley, Yekoyesew W. Belete, Sydney Chauwa Phiri, Mutinta Musonda, Elizabeth Chizema Kawesha, Evelyn Mutinta Muleya, Caroline Phiri Chibawe, Jan Willem van den Broek, Kathryn Bradford Vosburg
  • In 2010, Zambia created a cadre of community health workers called Community Health Assistants (CHAs).  This program continues to be scaled up to meet the needs of Zambia’s rural population.  This study summarizes the factors that have aided the scale-up of the CHA program as well as the challenges.  The study determined that CHAs play a critical role in providing a wide range of services to...

    Reads: 1,608
    Author(s): Sydney Chauwa Phiri, Margaret Lippitt Prust, Caroline Phiri Chibawe, Ronald Misapa, Jan Willem van den Broek and Nikhil Wilmink

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