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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.

Universal Health Coverage Day 2018

The achievement of universal health coverage requires the availability of trained health workers at the community level. CHWs are an essential element of the community health workforce; yet, to harness the potential of CHWs to extend health services to poor and marginalized populations, there is an urgent need to optimize CHW programs.

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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