Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) in India’s Child Development Services program represent the largest CHW cadre in the world, but factors influencing employee performance remain understudied. Aparna John and colleagues interviewed AWWs to understand factors driving their performance within the program. Results indicated that the most common constraints to performance included a lack of … [Read more...] about Factors influencing the performance of community health workers: A qualitative study of Anganwadi Workers from Bihar, India
South Africa implemented a primary health care reform initiative in 2012 to increase universal health coverage by implementing ward-based primary health care outreach teams (WBPHCOTs) relying primarily on the support of CHWs. Gladys Kigozi and colleagues developed a survey to measure CHW motivation to participate in these WBPHCOTs in the Mangaung Metropolitan District, Free … [Read more...] about Community health worker motivation to perform systematic household contact tuberculosis investigation in a high burden metropolitan district in South Africa
Members of the Navajo Nation receive home care, health education, and community health promotion from Community Health Representatives (CHRs). CHRs undergo specialized training under the COPE Intervention provided by Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment (COPE) to learn Motivational Interviewing and other culturally appropriate strategies to connect with local community … [Read more...] about Qualitative evaluation of a community health representative program on patient experiences in Navajo Nation.
Close-to-community health service (CTC) providers serve as critical support in low- and middle-income countries with limited access to formalized health care providers. However, motivational challenges cause CTC providers to suffer high rates of turnover. Frederique Vallieres conducted interviews and discussions with CTC providers across six countries to develop a survey … [Read more...] about Measuring motivation among close-to-community health workers: developing the CTC Provider Motivational Indicator Scale across six countries
The objectives of this study conducted in South Africa were better understand CHW views of their work and work environment. Findings showed that CHWs perform various health and social care roles, they believe they make a substantial impact on the primary healthcare system, and the system relies on them. They stated community recognition and a good relationship with their team … [Read more...] about Exploration of Community Health Workers’ views about in their role and support in Primary Health Care in Northern Cape, South Africa