This report shows the preliminary results of the USAID SQALE Program model for quality improvement at a community level. Community health volunteers have improved reporting, community engagement with the health care system, and efficiency and performance. … [Read more...] about Quality Improvement for community health services: Learning Event Report
Millineum Development Goals/MDG and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
This systematic review examines the cost-effectiveness of community health worker interventions that are focused on child health. … [Read more...] about A systematic review of economic evaluations of CHW interventions aimed at improving child health outcomes
Tremendous challenges remain to ensure that the most vulnerable populations, including women, children, and adolescents, are able to enjoy the healthy lives and well-being promised in the Sustainable Development Goals. Much of their poor health is caused by poverty, gender, lack of education, and social marginalization as well as inaccessible healthcare services. Strong, … [Read more...] about Book: Healthy Lives for Vulnerable Women and Children: Applying Health Systems Research
This report is the first National Community Health Strategy Malawi has produced, spanning from 2017 to 2022. This strategy is intended to work towards achieving Millennium Development Goal number three: universal health care. The main focus of this strategy include: integration of health services, community engagement, and sufficient and equitable distribution of … [Read more...] about National Community Health Strategy – Malawi
Critical shortages in the health workforce in many developing countries - specifically the number, skills and geographic distribution of health workers - pose a significant challenge to the achievement of universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Increasing attention has therefore been focused on the potential of community health workers (CHWs) to … [Read more...] about The cost-effectiveness of close-to-community health programmes: What do we know and where are the gaps?