To grow and be sustained, CHW programs require funding. This study analyzed Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development data from 2007 to 2017 to evaluate investments in CHW programs. The results indicated that funds for CHW programs represent a small fraction of investments in public health development, and have reduced in recent years. The researchers called for … [Read more...] about Development assistance for community health workers in 114 low- and middle-income countries, 2007–2017
Edited by Henry B. Perry, the Health for the People: National Community Health Worker Programs from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe is a collection of CHW program data from 29 countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, … [Read more...] about Health for the People: National Community Health Worker Programs from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe
This paper assesses the knowledge of community health workers (CHWs) regarding complementary feeding and it factors that influence its practice- socioeconomic, work schedules and resources available in primary health care facilities. Questionnaires were designed to test their knowledge and comparisons were drawn between responses recorded from health services and CHWs. … [Read more...] about The community health worker as interlocutor in complementary feeding in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
This article looks at the barriers faced by community health workers (CHWs) in performing house calls in low-income and violent communities. The objective is to understand the challenges with regards to access to primary health care in developing countries. The study was carried out through field investigations in two clinics and telephone surveys with a sample of about 1,690 … [Read more...] about Assessing community health workers’ conditions for delivering care to patients in low-income communities.
The provision of routine prenatal care is a crucial step towards reduction of health risks in women and their children that is typically the responsibility of primary health providers, often carried out by community health workers (CHWs). This cross-sectional study ascertained CHW awareness regarding (1) their general responsibilities (2) initial contact with pregnant women (3) … [Read more...] about Assessment of the Knowledge of Brazilian Community Health Workers regarding prenatal care