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

944 Results found - Showing 841 to 850 of 944
  • This article presents the findings of a project to promote exclusive breastfeeding in rural communities through the training of community health extension workers in rural Nigeria. The authors found that the training of extension health workers in rural communities is feasible, can have a beneficial impact on breastfeeding promotion, and that such training should be continued and incorporated...

    Reads: 649
    Author(s): A.A. Davies-Adetugbo & H.A. Adebawa
  • This document provides guidance in the design of systems for community-based distribution (CBD) programs. The guide aims to assist program managers and other stakeholders in designing and implementing stronger and more sustainable supply chains for their CBD programs. The guide is intended to serve as a resource of tools that can be modified and adapted for use by any government or...

    Reads: 741
    Author(s): JSI
  • This global survey documents the preliminary research and findings that the JSI team compiled to inform the final project document, Supply Chain Models and Considerations for Community‐Based Distribution Programs: A Program Manager’s Guide. It can be used as a reference to any person or organization interested in CBD programs.

    Reads: 683
    Author(s): JSI
  • This study assessed the impacts of use of rapid malaria diagnostic tests (RDTs) by CHWs on the provision of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) and health outcome in fever patients in Tanzania. The authors found that RDTs administered by CHWs may improve early and well-targeted ACT treatment in malaria patients at community level. However, the effect and impact of RDT, including cost...

    Reads: 847
    Author(s): Mubi M, Janson A, Warsame M, Mårtensson A, Källander K, et al
  • This short commentary discusses the Lady Health Worker (LHW) program in Pakistan. LHWs serve as an important link between community and health facilities, providing both preventative and curative care. However, additional improvements are suggested that could further facilitate a thriving program. These include: incentives for LHWs (improving salaries, timely contract renewals and providing...

    Reads: 936
    Author(s): Jalal, S.
  • This study examined: (i) whether Zambian CHWs could prepare and interpret RDTs accurately and safely using manufacturer's instructions alone; (ii) whether mostly pictorial instructions (a "job aid") could raise performance; and (iii) whether a brief training program would produce further improvement. The authors found that manufacturers' instructions, like those provided with the RDTs used in...

    Reads: 549
    Author(s): Harvey, S., Jennings, L., Chinyama, M., Masaninga, F., Mulholland, K., & Bell, D.
  • This paper reports on a qualitative study of the experiences of three CHW supervisors who were responsible for supporting infant feeding peer counselors in three diverse settings in South Africa. This study highlights the need to pay attention to the experiences of supervisors in order to better understand the components and complexities of supervision in the field. Such understanding can...

    Reads: 706
    Author(s): Daniels, K., Nor, B., Jackson, D., Ekström, E., Doherty, T.
  • In 2005, a three-year multi-country study was launched to examine how the Community Directed Intervention (CDI) approach, which had been remarkably successful in distributing ivermectin for treatment of onchocerciasis, could be used alongside ivermectin for integrated delivery (or co-implementation) of four other health interventions: Vitamin A supplementation, distribution of insecticide-...

    Reads: 1,189
    Author(s): World Health Organization (WHO)
  • This trial sought to determine if misoprostol is safe and efficacious in preventing postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) when administered by trained birth attendants (TBAs) at home deliveries. The authors found that the administration of misoprostol by trained TBAs at home deliveries reduced the rate of PPH by 24%. The authors note that continued training and skill building for TBAs, along with...

    Reads: 843
    Author(s): Mobeen, N., Durocher, J., Zuberi, N., Jahan, N., Blum, J., Wasim, J., et al.
  • From the World Health Organization: A global consultation of programme managers, policy makers and experts was convened by the Alliance in April 2010 in Montreux, Switzerland, to review the recommendations of a systematic review on Community Health Workers (CHWs), share experiences, and develop broad agreement on key messages for countries to use to integrate CHWs into their national health...

    Reads: 1,966
    Author(s): Global Health Workforce Alliance

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