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

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  • This report analyzes the BRAC model in Bangladesh for Tuberculosis (TB) control and offers an alternate model, a community-based model that relies heavily on community health workers. The importance of utilizing community health workers to reduce the burden of TB is discussed throughout the report. It also speaks to the financial management of TB control programs and the implementation...

    Reads: 737
    Author(s): Ravichandran, N.
  • This technical brief discusses necessary elements of a successful approach to task-shifting of life-saving services to CHWs. The document highlights the importance of systems for planning and regulation, education and training, supervision, referral and evaluation.

    Reads: 783
    Author(s): Baker, B., Benton, D., Friedman, E., Russell, A.
  • From the World Health Organization: This Joint Statement was developed by the Global Health Workforce Alliance together with the WHO, IFRC, UNHCR, UNICEF and WHO. It aims at drawing attention to the vital role played by CHWs in emergency risk management; promoting the scale-up, training and involvement of CHWs; and reinforcing the community-based health workforce.

    Reads: 686
    Author(s): Global Health Workforce Alliance, WHO, IFRC, UNICEF, UNHCR
  • This review examines randomized control trials that tested the effectiveness of lay health worker (LHW) interventions on improving Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and addressing key high-burden diseases in low and middle income countries. The authors found that the use of LHWs in health programs showed benefits when compared with standard care in promoting immunization and breastfeeding uptake...

    Reads: 816
    Author(s): Lewin SA, Babigumira SM, Bosch-Capblanch X, Aja G, van Wyk B, Glenton C, Scheel I, Zwarenstein M, Daniels K
  • This paper describes the contribution of the non-governmental organization Zanmi Lasante (ZL) to scaling up HIV prevention and treatment and improving primary health care services in the public health system in Haiti. ZL’s model utilizes CHWs to supervise antiretroviral therapy and provide community outreach, including active case finding and outreach to marginalized populations. The case...

    Reads: 735
    Author(s): Mukherjee JS, Eustahe FR. E
  • This study examine the impact of using CHWs in the Katan Health Zone in Zaire to reduce malaria morbidity and mortality. CHWs were trained and supported to administer timely and effective treatment for presumptive malaria attacks. The authors conclude that the introduction of dedicated CHWs can lead to improved access to and utilization of health care for malaria and this in turn results in...

    Reads: 847
    Author(s): Delacollette, C., Van der Stuyft, P., & Molima K.
  • In 2008, Malawi piloted the distribution of the injectable contraceptive DMPA by Health Surveillance Assistants. This report presents lessons learned, during the initial training and implementation roll-out, which will be valuable for other countries planning similar community-based distribution systems. The report pays particular attention to the supply chain implications of distributing...

    Reads: 494
    Author(s): Hamblin, K., & Msefula, M.
  • In Kenya, with USAID support, the Population Council's FRONTIERS in Reproductive Health project supported the scale up of a model that enabled women to give birth at home or to be referred to a hospital when attended by a self-employed skilled midwife living in the community. This report describes the project and provides recommendations on skills development for the community midwives in:...

    Reads: 687
    Author(s): Mwangi, A., & Warren, C.
  • WHO puts forward a set of 22 recommendations to provide guidance to countries considering adopting or extending a task-shifting approach. These recommendations were developed through a one-year process of country consultation, extensive data-gathering, and broad consultation among a wide range of experts and stakeholders.

    Reads: 702
    Author(s): World Health Organization (WHO)
  • This report summarizes the best available evidence regarding the design and implementation of "task shifting" policies extending the use of non-medically trained primary health care workers to deliver cost-effective maternal and child health interventions. The report’s purpose is to inform deliberations and decision-making among policymakers and stakeholders.

    Reads: 601
    Author(s): Nabudere, H., Assimwe, D., & Mijumbi, R.

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