Case Studies of Large-Scale Community Health Worker Programs was derived from Developing and Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs at Scale: A Reference Guide and Case Studies for Program Managers and Policymakers, edited by Henry Perry, Lauren Crigler, and Steve Hodgins.
Often recognized as an important and integral component of community health programs yet less researched and explored than other interventions, (e.g. community health worker programs) are community health committees. Such committees serve as a link between the community and more formalized health services, having important roles such as: knowledge dissemination; health monitoring, surveillance and reporting; supervision and/or accountability of health centers and CHWs; and advocacy and community mobilization.
This blog was originally posted on the UNFPA website.
In May, Sierra Leone detected its first-ever case of Ebola, the deadly and contagious haemorrhagic disease. By the end of July, the country had surpassed neighbouring Guinea, where the break was first reported, in number of positive cases.