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

Rwanda's Community Health Worker Progam

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.

Community Committees (COMMS): Contextualising Learning from Tanzania and North Rukiga Uganda

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.

Moving from Local to Global: Expanding World Vision’s Impact through Community Health Workers

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Community health workers respond to Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

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.

CHWs dedicated to improving health are recognized with REAL Awards

The second week of April is “World Health Worker Week” globally, and “National Public Health Week” in the US. These events give us a chance to reflect on the important roles of medical and public health workers in making all our lives healthier and better.


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