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

A Community Organizing Approach to Identify and Address Barriers to Healthcare for Patients with XDP in Panay Island, Philippines

Program context: Serving patients with rare diseases presents significant challenges to well-developed health systems. In remote and underserved settings, patients with rare diseases are often neglected altogether. This case study shows how a community health worker approach, using “community advocates,” improves patient care and outcomes in even the most remote and hard-to-reach settings.

Unveiling the WHO Guidelines to Optimize CHW Programs

October 31, 2018

1,000 Resources! Advancing knowledge and understanding about CHWs and CHW programs

August 30, 2018 marked an important milestone for CHW Central. We reached 1000 resources! That’s 1000 sources of information about how to make CHWs effective in their work to expand access to quality health services for the poorest and most underserved populations in the US and across the globe.


CHW Central is managed by Initiatives Inc. Site start-up was supported by the USAID Health Care Improvement Project in 2011.

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