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

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  • This article profiles CHWs, including health promoters, traditional birth attendants and traditional healers, serving rural Quechua communities from Ayacucho, Peru. It uses both quantitative and qualitative information from questionnaires, personal interviews and group discussions conducted in 40 communities. The majority of CHWs in Ayacucho are men with limited education who are primarily...

    Reads: 1,017
    Author(s): Brown, A., Malca, R., Zumaran, A. and Miranda, J.
  • This multi-method study investigated Lady Health Workers' (LHWs) viewpoints on their job description, the problems they face and the levels of stress they encounter. All LHWs in one rural sub-district in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, were surveyed. Around a quarter of LHWs were found to have significant occupational stress. The authors conclude that improvements in remuneration, administration of...

    Reads: 1,838
    Author(s): Haq, Z., Iqbal, Z., and Rahman, A.
  • This document is the report from a workshop that brought together public health and mobile technology experts. The group examined how the use of mobile phones and other related technology can improve health care delivery by supporting CHWs and integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) programs. The report presents scenarios that demonstrate how mobile technology can be used to: bridge gaps...

    Reads: 916
    Author(s): UNICEF and frog
  • This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Global Health Workforce Alliance’s Task Force for Scaling Up and Training for Health Workers, focusing on countries with a health workforce crisis. The report uses evidence from Brazil, Ethiopia,and India on what can and has been done to expand the education and training of health workers quickly and on a national scale, by national...

    Reads: 981
    Author(s): WHO & GHWA
  • This article from the Bulletin of the WHO, describes various roles played by Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs), India's national cadre of village-based workers, and other innovative community health programs working on maternal and child health, sanitation and hygiene, contraception, immunization and other health issues. CHWs are making major contributions to national efforts to...

    Reads: 912
    Author(s): Chatterjee, P.
  • This paper is one of a series of background papers commissioned by WHO for the October, 2011, World Conference on Social Determinants of Health. It describes Rwanda's attempt to improve maternal indicators by pairing a community performance-based financing (CPBF) strategy to empower CHWs with a strategy to incentivize mothers. The pilot intervention was conducted in 31 of Rwanda's poorest...

    Reads: 1,322
    Author(s): Mugeni, C., Ngabo, F., and Humuza, J.
  • This is the second (2005) edition of the Community Health Worker Training Manual of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health. The training manual provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of CHWs in meeting the health needs of the population, as well as key information and skills the CHWs require. Each chapter includes sections on: background, things to know, things to do and key...

    Reads: 7,070
    Author(s): Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health
  • This is a tool created by the U.S. Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) (a program of the Health Resources and Services Administration) to support the development of CHW programming in rural areas in the U.S.. It draws on and shares lessons learned from proven CHW program models. The toolkit has eight modules: Introduction to CHWs; CHW Program Models; Training Approaches for CHWs;...

    Reads: 5,295
    Author(s): HHS and HRSA
  • This study documents the perceptions of CHWs on their knowledge and communication needs, image building through mass media and mechanisms for continued education. Focus group discussions were held with health workers and their supervisors in all four provinces in Pakistan. About four fifths of the respondents described their communication skills as moderately sufficient and wanted improvement...

    Reads: 1,778
    Author(s): Haq, Z., and Hafeez, A.
  • The authors conducted a systematic review of studies conducted between 1987 and 2007 in sub-Saharan Africa on the impact of CHW programs on morbidity and mortality of children under six. Seven studies in which CHWs provided curative treatment were included in the review. The authors conclude that CHW programs have the potential to contribute to large gains in child survival. However, the...

    Reads: 891
    Author(s): Christopher, J., Le May, A., Lewin, S., and Ross, D.

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