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

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  • Lochuch, a CHW in Kenya, faces many challenges in her job as she tries to protect the health of those in her community.  She has dealt with angry husbands and ambulance denials;  actions that could lead to harm of pregnant women. Lochuch is working to ensure that women can deliver in a hospital.  This article details her personal experience overcoming barriers in her community and the...

    Reads: 466
    Author(s): Michelle Dibo
  • In this article, mPowering reflects on learning from pre-existing CHW programs.  First, they recognize CHWs who have support are more likely to make an impact on the communities they serve.  In addition, the introduction of technology into many programs has presented opportunities to improve communication and data collection.  The reflection concludes by stating current CHW programs need to be...

    Reads: 449
    Author(s): Carolyn Moore
  • Kenya does not have a strong health infrastructure to support its people causing concern with current universal healthcare goals.  Kenya worries it will not be able to deliver care without a strong CHW program such as Rwanda’s.  Although Kenya already has CHWs working in certain areas, they are overwhelmed with large numbers of families per CHW and are not able to provide adequate care to...

    Reads: 548
  • This article provides background information on the incentive system for India’s Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs).  India has created an outcome-based incentive system which creates a clear difference in payment per patient. ASHAs have been more likely to suggest certain procedures and leave out pertinent information to ensure a higher payout, putting patients at risk.  This article...

    Reads: 456
    Author(s): Sophie Bader
  • In Ethiopia some CHWs are now receiving smartphones that aid them in providing care for patients as well as strengthening new skills they can use in their job.  This technology is powered by a solar lantern that allows CHWs to use training modules at home that can be downloaded and used without connection.  In addition, the lantern provides a source of light to study CHW textbooks at night. ...

    Reads: 397
    Author(s): Meaza Girma and Miruts Goshu
  • This article draws on the importance of CHWs in post conflict countries.  Sidibe details personal experience in East Timor where he worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer, but emphasizes his new work in Liberia and the health improvements that have been made as a result of CHWs.  Liberia and surrounding nations post Ebola were left with a lack of health resources posing a challenge to its people. ...

    Reads: 367
    Author(s): Bakary Sidibe
  • This article explains the current state and focus of the U.S. healthcare system and describes it’s shortcomings.  The authors propose a widening of definitions in regards to product, place, and provider in an effort to allow for cheaper health interventions such as community health worker programs.  This article also evaluates the different ways in which healthcare in the U.S. is funded and...

    Reads: 438
    Author(s): Rebecca Onie, Paul Farmer, & Heidi Behforouz
  • In Zambia, the 2010 National Community Health Worker Strategy (NCHWS) created a cadre of salaried Community Health Assistants (CHAs) to work in rural and underserved areas providing access to health care and developing prevention measures.  The Ministry of Health (MOH) is currently in the process of creating a workforce of 5,000 CHAs.  After the first class of CHAs graduated, a process...

    Reads: 380
    Author(s): Sydney Chauwa Phiri, Margaret Lippitt Prust, Caroline Phiri Chibawe, Ronald Misapa, Jan Willem van den Broek and Nikhil Wilmink
  • The focus of this report is on the financial sustainability of Community Health Worker (CHW) programs in the state of Connecticut.  The goal of this research is to find a way in which Connecticut can develop an effective program that utilizes CHWs to improve patient health outcomes and achieve a level of positive financial return.  This report worked within the boundaries of Connecticut’s...

    Reads: 438
    Author(s): Katharine London, Kelly Love, and Roosa Tikkanen
  • The objective of this study was to evaluate how the Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment (CORE) program has affected Navajo Nation Community Health Representative (CHR) teams over the past 6 years. COPE staff members surveyed CHRs in 2014 and 2015 about their perceptions of and experience working with COPE, including potential effects COPE may have had on communication among patients,...

    Reads: 385
    Author(s): Caroline King, Alex Goldman, Vikas Gampa, Casey Smith, Olivia Muskett, Christian Brown, Jamy Malone, Hannah Sehn, Cameron Curley, Mae-Gilene Begay, Adrianne Katrina Nelson and Sonya Sunhi Shin

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