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

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  • 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: 883
    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: 510
    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: 703
    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: 725
    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: 613
    Author(s): Nabudere, H., Assimwe, D., & Mijumbi, R.
  • This paper reviews the development of the Community-based Heath Planning and Services (CHPS) Initiative, describes the processes of implementation and relates the initiative to the principles of scaling up organizational change which it embraces. Over a 2-year period, 104 out of 110 districts in Ghana started CHPS, employing strategies tested in the successful Navrongo experiment to guide...

    Reads: 4,486
    Author(s): Nyonator, F., Awoonor-Williams, J., Phillips, J., Jones, T., & Miller, R.
  • This article compares the demographic and health impact of deploying health service nurses and volunteers in village locations. The authors found that assigning nurses to community locations to provide basic curative and preventive care substantially reduced childhood mortality and accelerates progress towards attainment of the child survival MDG. Approaches using community volunteers, however...

    Reads: 601
    Author(s): Phillips, J. F., Bawah, A. A., & Binka, F. N.
  • This paper reviews several initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa to implement community-based distribution (CBD) of family planning services. Although research suggests that community-based service delivery can contribute to contraceptive use, the magnitude of impact is often in doubt. This report reviews reasons for the limited impact of CBD in Africa, compared with similar projects in Asia in...

    Reads: 751
    Author(s): Phillips, J., Greene, W., & Jackson, E.
  • This study compared the safety and quality of contraceptive injections given by community-based health workers with those given by clinic-based nurses in a rural Nakasongola District, Uganda. A nonrandomized community trial compared provision of injectable Depo Provera (DMPA) by community reproductive health workers with routine DPMA provision at health units. Ninety-five percent of CHW...

    Reads: 712
    Author(s): Stanback, J., Mbonye, A.K., Bekoota, M.
  • This paper describes a large-scale community-based efficacy trial of chlorhexidine for cleansing the umbilical cord conducted in rural north-eastern Bangladesh. The trial established a two-tiered system of community-based workers: paid community health workers (CHWs) and volunteer village health workers (VHWs). The community-based workers delivered a package of essential maternal and newborn...

    Reads: 798
    Author(s): Shah, R., Munos, M. K., Winch, P. J., Mullany, L. C., Mannan, I., Rahman, S., et al.


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