This database offers a variety of medically-reviewed educational materials regarding COVID-19. Visitors will find resources related to: emergency response, risk mitigation and community engagement, case finding, surveillance, public health prevention measures, infection prevention and control, lab testing, case management, and societal response. … [Read more...] about Quality assured COVID-19 Library of resources for community-based health workers
Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo created an Ebola virus disease (EVD) surveillance team in response to new EVD cases in 2017. Early mobilization of a cohort including CHWs led to the successful detection and containment of cases. The authors note several key lessons and recommendations to improve disease outbreak control in rural areas. … [Read more...] about Lessons Learned from Reinforcing Epidemiologic Surveillance During the 2017 Ebola Outbreak in the Likati District, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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
There has been a growing trend of task shifting in primary health care services including the use of community health workers (CHWs) in diagnosis of childhood illness. This study examines the role of traditional healers, their ability to meet the needs of families within communities and their integration into the health system in Tshopo through 127 in depth interviews with … [Read more...] about Who are the real community health workers in Tshopo Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo?
Dr. Palazuelos sits down with Jacques Sebisaho from Amani Global Works, an NGO based in the Democratic Republic of Congo on the island of Idjwi. Amani Global Works aims to provide healthcare for those in need and create a replicable model for care across Africa. Drawing from Jacques’s experiences as the founder of the organization, Dan and Jacques share personal stories about … [Read more...] about A conversation with Dr. Jacques Sebisaho on working with CHWs in conflict settings