This study sought to investigate the views of different stakeholders regarding the selection criteria, as well as the competency of CHWs within the Golestan Province of Iran. A qualitative thematic analysis was conducted, utilizing semi-structured interviews with managers, supervisors, CHWs, and common people in 2021. Results uncovered three main themes of “criteria for … [Read more...] about Recruitment and selection of community health workers in Iran; a thematic analysis
Recruitment and Retention
Through key interviews and focus group discussions in 4 low- and middle-income countries, this study assesses factors influencing CHW motivation and job satisfaction, including: work-life balance and remuneration, relationships with stakeholders, and opportunities to support community members. This study provides important evidence on CHW work experiences outside of a … [Read more...] about Factors influencing motivation and job satisfaction of community health workers in Africa and Asia-A multi-country study
In this editorial, authors provide a synthesis of evidence from 14 articles, with a particular focus on CHW recruitment, training, and integration strategies. Authors highlight the lack of literature on CHW recruitment but emphasize the importance of proper CHW recruitment, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. In regards to training, authors report on how CHW training … [Read more...] about Editorial: Community Health Workers Practice From Recruitment to Integration
Uganda’s CHWs, Village Health Teams (VHT), support village health information access and some primary health care. However, these programs are often underfunded contributing to higher rates of attrition within these teams. Through focus groups and in-depth interviews with CHWs and other key stakeholders, this study determined preferred job incentives for CHWs that would … [Read more...] about Understanding community health worker incentive preferences in Uganda using a discrete choice experiment.
In Bangladesh, community health workers (CHWs) were integral in implementing a water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) program. The authors studied the lived experiences of CHWs in the program to inform future implementation. CHWs reported positive effects of participation in the program, such as increased confidence and a sense of respect in the community. In addition to these … [Read more...] about The Lived Experiences of Community Health Workers Serving in a Large-Scale Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Intervention Trial in Rural Bangladesh