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

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  • This training manual assists community leaders and CHWs to provide correct information on TB and TB/HIV co-infection, as well as on stigma and discrimination. The training prepares CHWs to share information and answer questions about TB and TB/HIV co-infection, promote TB prevention, encourage people to go for TB diagnosis and treatment, and support adherence to TB treatment. CHWs are also...

    Reads: 3,679
    Author(s): Arkangelo Ali Assocation
  • This review paper examines key opportunities and challenges presented when task shifting is used to rapidly expand human resource capacity to address HIV/AIDS. Opportunities include: increasing access to life-saving treatment; improving workforce skills mix and health system efficiency; enhancing the role of the community; cost savings; and reducing attrition and international ‘brain drain’....

    Reads: 1,112
    Author(s): R. Zachariah, N. Ford, M. Philips, S.Lynch, M. Massaquoi, V. Janssens, A.D. Harries
  • This paper outlines the importance of a systems approach when task shifting to CHWs, arguing that it cannot work unless close attention is paid to both the systems that support successful implementation and to needed expansion of human resources within the overall health care system. The paper incorporates discussion on taking a systems approach; the planning and regulatory systems; education...

    Reads: 1,756
    Author(s): Brook K. Baker, David Benton, Eric Friedman, Asia Russell
  • This report analyzes the BRAC model in Bangladesh for Tuberculosis (TB) control and offers an alternate model, a community-based model that relies heavily on community health workers. The importance of utilizing community health workers to reduce the burden of TB is discussed throughout the report. It also speaks to the financial management of TB control programs and the implementation...

    Reads: 947
    Author(s): Ravichandran, N.
  • This technical brief discusses necessary elements of a successful approach to task-shifting of life-saving services to CHWs. The document highlights the importance of systems for planning and regulation, education and training, supervision, referral and evaluation.

    Reads: 985
    Author(s): Baker, B., Benton, D., Friedman, E., Russell, A.
  • From the World Health Organization: This Joint Statement was developed by the Global Health Workforce Alliance together with the WHO, IFRC, UNHCR, UNICEF and WHO. It aims at drawing attention to the vital role played by CHWs in emergency risk management; promoting the scale-up, training and involvement of CHWs; and reinforcing the community-based health workforce.

    Reads: 871
    Author(s): Global Health Workforce Alliance, WHO, IFRC, UNICEF, UNHCR
  • This review examines randomized control trials that tested the effectiveness of lay health worker (LHW) interventions on improving Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and addressing key high-burden diseases in low and middle income countries. The authors found that the use of LHWs in health programs showed benefits when compared with standard care in promoting immunization and breastfeeding uptake...

    Reads: 1,052
    Author(s): Lewin SA, Babigumira SM, Bosch-Capblanch X, Aja G, van Wyk B, Glenton C, Scheel I, Zwarenstein M, Daniels K
  • This paper describes the contribution of the non-governmental organization Zanmi Lasante (ZL) to scaling up HIV prevention and treatment and improving primary health care services in the public health system in Haiti. ZL’s model utilizes CHWs to supervise antiretroviral therapy and provide community outreach, including active case finding and outreach to marginalized populations. The case...

    Reads: 997
    Author(s): Mukherjee JS, Eustahe FR. E
  • 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: 1,230
    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: 691
    Author(s): Hamblin, K., & Msefula, M.

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