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

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  • 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: 897
    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: 1,015
    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: 1,251
    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: 690
    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: 856
    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: 1,493
    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: 1,038
    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: 2,136
    Author(s): Global Health Workforce Alliance
  • In response to widespread recognition of the need to scale up community health workers as a part of primary health systems in sub-Saharan Africa, this technical report was prepared to consolidate scientific and implementation experience in a series of recommendations and guidelines. This technical taskforce report focuses on providing broad cost guidance, deployment strategy and operational...

    Reads: 1,550
    Author(s): The Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • This paper summarizes the key features of the emerging national CHW program in South Africa. This includes CHWs' integration into a national public works program and the use of non-governmental organizations as intermediaries. The paper also reports on one province, the Free State investigating CHW numbers and training, specifically with regard to HIV services between 2004 and 2006. The...

    Reads: 1,003
    Author(s): Helen Schneider, Hlengiwe Hlophe and Dingie van Rensburg

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