Conducted in India, this study assessed a ‘Team-Based Goals and Incentives’ intervention aimed to enhance frontline (community health) worker (FLW) performance and promote healthier behaviors. The results revealed a significant rise in antenatal home visits and iron-folic acid tablet ingestion, along with progress in teamwork among FLWs. Changes in other health behaviors were … [Read more...] about Effects of team-based goals and non-monetary incentives on front-line health worker performance and maternal health behaviours: a cluster randomised controlled trial in Bihar, India
To address the issue of high maternal mortality in Malawi, the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Communities intervention trained CHWs to conduct household visits to locate pregnant women and accompany them to perinatal care. Results indicate an 18% increase in antenatal care attendance, a 200% increase in antenatal care attendance in the first trimester and an increase of 37% in … [Read more...] about Increasing utilisation of perinatal services: estimating the impact of community health worker program in Neno, Malawi
A notable amount of progress has been made in reducing maternal mortality rates over the past 25 years in Senegal. However, the national maternal mortality ratio remains unacceptably high. With mobile health (mHealth) interventions been used increasingly in rural and remote areas of the country, this study looks at the application of CommCare. CommCare is an application that … [Read more...] about Socio-cultural contextual factors that contribute to the uptake of a mobile health intervention to enhance maternal health care in rural Senegal.
Provision of pregnancy tests by community health workers (CHWs) in low resource settings has the potential to reach a large proportion of women in these regions. This randomized control trial looks at the efficiency of an intervention which involves CHWs supplying home pregnancy tests and whether this approach brings in more clients for ante natal counselling (ANC). … [Read more...] about Do home pregnancy tests bring women to community health workers for antenatal care counselling? A randomized controlled trial in Madagascar
In addition to quality of care of maternal health services, increased uptake of antenatal care (ANC) and facility- based delivery are key contributors to improved maternal and neonatal health in resource limited settings. This cluster randomized trial attempted to assess the impact of a community health worker (CHW) intervention on the proportion of women who visit ANC less … [Read more...] about Community health workers to improve uptake of maternal healthcare services: A cluster-randomized pragmatic trial in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania