This study examined the effect of the Riziki Demonstration Project on contraceptive service provision and identified drivers of the intervention's success in increasing public sector contraceptive uptake. Findings demonstrate the potential for task sharing combined with community engagement efforts to improve contraceptive awareness, knowledge and supply. Community engagement … [Read more...] about Task shifting and community engagement as the keys to increasing access to modern contraception: Findings from mixed methods operational research in coastal Kenya
Community Health Workers/Volunteers
This rapid review of scanned peer reviewed literature from 3 databases, gray literature identified through web searches, and resources suggested by CHW subject matter experts. It identifies countries where CHWs administer vaccines and synthesizes health systems factors that may contribute or detract from the feasibility of CHW administering vaccines. The authors found that CHWs … [Read more...] about Community Health Workers as Vaccinators: A Rapid Review of the Global Landscape, 2000-2021
The purpose of this study was to explore task shifting screening and referrals for diabetes and hypertension from facility-based healthcare workers to CHWs in Uganda. The study investigated perceptions of task shifting by conducting 10 focus group discussions and 24 in-depth interviews with stakeholders. Results indicate that CHWs are seen as a beneficial resource for task … [Read more...] about Principles for task shifting hypertension and diabetes screening and referral: a qualitative study exploring patient, community health worker and healthcare professional perceptions in rural Uganda.
This study compared incidence of sexual partner disclosure among adults living with HIV with CHW support and those without CHW support in Uganda. The quasi-experimental study consisted of a CHW-led intervention arm and a control arm, where the intervention arm received CHW disclosure support in addition to routine care. The results showed that the incidence of disclosure was … [Read more...] about Incidence of HIV disclosure among HIV affected heterosexual partners using a community health worker led mechanism in rural Uganda; a quasi-experimental study.
This implementation study tested whether the Mzake ndi Mzake (Friend-to-Friend; hereafter Mzake) intervention remained effective when implemented by trained community volunteers in Malawi. The Mzake program is a 6-session, peer group intervention delivered by health workers aimed to improve HIV prevention knowledge and other related health outcomes. HIV prevention knowledge was … [Read more...] about A peer group intervention implemented by community volunteers increased HIV prevention knowledge