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

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  • A multidisciplinary care team can be defined as a partnership among health care workers of different disciplines inside and outside the health sector and the community with the goal of providing quality continuous, comprehensive and efficient health services. This report explores the potential of introducing multidisciplinary care teams into sub-Saharan health care settings in an effort to...

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  • This report reviews World Vision's training and support for peer educators in  a school-based peer-led HIV prevention programme in three provinces of South Africa. The methodology is based on the Centre for the Support of Peer Education (CSPE) philosophy which encourages the use of peer educators to reach beneficiaries. Lessons learned are presented.

    Reads: 1,226
  • Facts for Life provides essential information on how to prevent child and maternal deaths, diseases, injuries and violence. Written in simple language, the messages are based on the latest scientific findings by medical and child development experts around the world.  The contents can promote dialogue, learning, communication and action among children, youth, families, communities, and social...

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  • This document describes the Isibindi Model which uses community-based child and youth care workers in communities in an innovative team outreach program to support children and families affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The aim is to enable children and youth to acquire skills that will increase their competency in their living environment and facilitate emotional support to children and...

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  • This study reviews research on CHW programs and concludes there is an inconsistent reporting of selection and training processes for CHWs in the existing literature. It presents a conceptual model  for the role development of CHWs to guide future reporting of CHW programs in the intervention literature.

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  • This article investigates the validity and reliability of Community Based Information collected by CHWs in Kenya. The study concludes that CHWs collect sufficient household data that can be used to inform decisions on health interventions  and to scale-up and develop new programs.

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  • This study presents the results of  a randomized trial of a promotora-led education intervention focused on cervical caner in a local South Philadelphia Hispanic community. The findings suggest that CHWs can provide a novel and culturally-appropriate model for addressing racial and ethnic health disparities in underserved populations.

    Reads: 1,078
    Author(s): O'Brien, M.J., et al
  • The information challenges facing health workers worldwide include lack of routine systems for seeking and sharing information, lack of high-quality and current health information, and lack of locally relevant materials and tools. This article presents three studies of health information needs in India, Senegal, and Malawi that demonstrate these information challenges, provide additional...

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    Author(s): D'Adamo, Margaret, Fabic, Madeline S. and Ohkubo, Saori
  • CHWs provide health education, referral and follow up, case management, and basic preventive health care and home visiting services to specific communities. They provide support and assistance to individuals and families in navigating the health and social services system.

    When appropriately designed and implemented, community-based family planning (FP) services can increase use of...

    Reads: 1,966
    Author(s): USAID
  • To meet Millennium Development Goal Five and the reproductive needs of all women, it is predicted that an additional 334,000 midwives are needed. Despite the ongoing efforts to increase this cadre of health workers there are still glaring gaps and inequities in distribution. In countries where there are too few health workers, deployment of midwives (including recruitment and retention) to...

    Reads: 1,908
    Author(s): Lori, Jody R., Rominski, Sarah D. et al

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