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

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  • In Kenya, with USAID support, the Population Council's FRONTIERS in Reproductive Health project supported the scale up of a model that enabled women to give birth at home or to be referred to a hospital when attended by a self-employed skilled midwife living in the community. This report describes the project and provides recommendations on skills development for the community midwives in:...

    Reads: 872
    Author(s): Mwangi, A., & Warren, C.
  • WHO puts forward a set of 22 recommendations to provide guidance to countries considering adopting or extending a task-shifting approach. These recommendations were developed through a one-year process of country consultation, extensive data-gathering, and broad consultation among a wide range of experts and stakeholders.

    Reads: 976
    Author(s): World Health Organization (WHO)
  • This report summarizes the best available evidence regarding the design and implementation of "task shifting" policies extending the use of non-medically trained primary health care workers to deliver cost-effective maternal and child health interventions. The report’s purpose is to inform deliberations and decision-making among policymakers and stakeholders.

    Reads: 793
    Author(s): Nabudere, H., Assimwe, D., & Mijumbi, R.
  • This paper reviews the development of the Community-based Heath Planning and Services (CHPS) Initiative, describes the processes of implementation and relates the initiative to the principles of scaling up organizational change which it embraces. Over a 2-year period, 104 out of 110 districts in Ghana started CHPS, employing strategies tested in the successful Navrongo experiment to guide...

    Reads: 5,162
    Author(s): Nyonator, F., Awoonor-Williams, J., Phillips, J., Jones, T., & Miller, R.
  • This article compares the demographic and health impact of deploying health service nurses and volunteers in village locations. The authors found that assigning nurses to community locations to provide basic curative and preventive care substantially reduced childhood mortality and accelerates progress towards attainment of the child survival MDG. Approaches using community volunteers, however...

    Reads: 786
    Author(s): Phillips, J. F., Bawah, A. A., & Binka, F. N.
  • This paper reviews several initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa to implement community-based distribution (CBD) of family planning services. Although research suggests that community-based service delivery can contribute to contraceptive use, the magnitude of impact is often in doubt. This report reviews reasons for the limited impact of CBD in Africa, compared with similar projects in Asia in...

    Reads: 1,019
    Author(s): Phillips, J., Greene, W., & Jackson, E.
  • This study compared the safety and quality of contraceptive injections given by community-based health workers with those given by clinic-based nurses in a rural Nakasongola District, Uganda. A nonrandomized community trial compared provision of injectable Depo Provera (DMPA) by community reproductive health workers with routine DPMA provision at health units. Ninety-five percent of CHW...

    Reads: 903
    Author(s): Stanback, J., Mbonye, A.K., Bekoota, M.
  • This paper describes a large-scale community-based efficacy trial of chlorhexidine for cleansing the umbilical cord conducted in rural north-eastern Bangladesh. The trial established a two-tiered system of community-based workers: paid community health workers (CHWs) and volunteer village health workers (VHWs). The community-based workers delivered a package of essential maternal and newborn...

    Reads: 1,022
    Author(s): Shah, R., Munos, M. K., Winch, P. J., Mullany, L. C., Mannan, I., Rahman, S., et al.
  • The goal of this intervention was to improve access to contraceptive services in rural Nakasongola, Uganda, two hours north of the capital, by assessing the safety, quality and feasibility of DMPA provision by community reproductive health workers as compared with DMPA provided in clinics. The findings from this research reinforce the wealth of experience from other regions suggesting that...

    Reads: 1,039
    Author(s): Stanback, J., Mbonye, A., LeMelle, J.
  • This report describes a study conducted in Ghana to explore utilizing Community Health Officers (CHOs) and Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) to increase interest in using IUDs and other long-acting and permanent methods. The study utilized a pre- and post-test quasi-experimental design and included two intervention groups (where CHOs and CHVs were given additional training and support) and...

    Reads: 856
    Author(s): Nyarko, P., Birungi, H., Osei, I., Voetagbe, G., Aikins, M., Gyapong, J., et al.

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