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
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
There is limited evidence of the cost-effectiveness of community health workers (CHWs) with regards to delivering treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM). This two -arm randomized trial looked at the costs and cost-effectiveness of treatment of uncomplicated SAM cases carried out by lady health workers (LHWs). … [Read more...] about Evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition by lady health workers as compared to an outpatient therapeutic feeding programme in Sindh Province, Pakistan.
In this article, a cost effectiveness analysis is used to compare outpatient facility–based treatment of severe acute malnutrition with one delivered by community health workers in rural Pakistan. The study found that facility based treatment was only slightly more cost-effective than the alternative. … [Read more...] about Evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition by lady health workers as compared to an outpatient therapeutic feeding programme in Sindh Province, Pakistan