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

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  • This is a systematic review of the costs and cost-effectiveness of using community health workers in vaccination programmes. The review only identified three studies that met their inclusion criteria. Methodologically, the studies were strong but did not adequately address affordability and sustainability and were also highly heterogeneous in terms of settings and CHW outcomes, limiting their...

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    Author(s): Corluka A, Walker DG, Lewin S, Glenton C, Scheel I.
  • CHW programs throughout the world vary in structure and emphasis. This literature review addresses the challenge of making connections among inputs, processes and outcomes of these diverse community programs. Completed as part of the USAID-funded project of the same name, it analyses 78 of the most useful documents on CHW programs with components of family planning and selective reproductive...

    Reads: 1,169
    Author(s): Foreit, James and Raifman, Sarah
  • This article presents a model for the development of sustainable primary health care in village communities in Honduras through the training and support of CHWs. The model, piloted in Comayagua, follows a "bottom-up" approach. A training curriculum for CHWs was developed that addressed the area's predominant health problems and made use of "Where there is no doctor" Training, a medical kit and...

    Reads: 1,172
    Author(s): Rennert, W. and Koop, E.
  • This paper reviews recently published literature on community health worker programs, primarily focusing on maternal and newborn child health. Eighteen CHW programs and eleven relevant articles were included. It identifies key components of successful CHWs programs, reviews past successes and failures of CHW program implementation and summarizes important lessons learned.

    Reads: 2,921
    Author(s): Fazila K. Shakir
  • This toolkit is designed to guide professional CHW organizations through the process of developing and adopting a code of ethics. Having a code of ethics can enhance CHWs’ relationships with the community, promote professionalism, legitimize CHWs as members of health care teams and provide guidance in solving ethical quandaries. The toolkit, which was developed for use by American CHW groups,...

    Reads: 8,288
    Author(s): Scott, J. & Dunning, L.
  • This is an audio and slide presentation from 2009 by the director of health programs at Food for the Hungry (FH), Thomas P. Davis Jr. In it, Davis discusses FH's utilization of “care groups” to reduce malnutrition and child deaths in Mozambique. The care group method, developed by World Relief, mobilizes teams of women who volunteer to represent, serve and do health promotion with 10-15...

    Reads: 1,484
    Author(s): Davis, T.
  • This toolkit provides a variety of resources that form a platform for strengthening organizations’ capacity to promote community-based access to injectable contraceptives and to advocate for national policy and service delivery guidelines. The components of the toolkit address program planning, implementation, evaluation and scale-up. It provides evidence and background material to support...

    Reads: 1,093
    Author(s): K4Health
  • This article looks at the policy landscape and processes that led to the implementation of a community case management (CCM) for child survival program in Nicaragua. The authors review both the contextual factors that facilitated CCM as well as the challenges, and conclude that continuous monitoring is essential for both sustainability and scale up.

    Reads: 962
    Author(s): George, A, et al.
  • This article reviews Iran’s “Health Houses,” which were conceived and introduced during the country’s 1980-1988 war with Iraq. The health houses are run by trained CHWs, called behvarzan, who provide basic health care to most of the country's rural population. Female behvarz are typically responsible for child and maternal health, vaccinations, registration and administering medicines, while...

    Reads: 1,370
    Author(s): Bulletin of the World Health Organization
  • This report summarizes six guiding principles and lessons learned that emerged from the work of an MOH/BASICS team developing a community-based IMCI program in Madagascar. The principles elaborated for streamlining community-based programs are: 1. Action-based messages; 2. Easy-to-use front-line teaching tools; 3. Short skill-based trainings; 4. Engaging large numbers of volunteers; 5. Mass...

    Reads: 1,397
    Author(s): Gottert, Peter

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