This review provides a comparative overview of CHW program implementation, expansion and reconfiguration for program managers and decision makers. Out of the 38 countries reviewed, only two ensured higher education for CHWs. Most countries do not guarantee adequate training and the majority of CHW work is carried out by women on a on a voluntary basis … [Read more...] about Community Health Workers: what do international studies tell us?
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
This study investigated the predictors of CHW knowledge of obstetric and early infant danger signs as well as performance in achieving antenatal care and immunization uptake among their clients. The study found that recency of training and experience were associated with improved CHW knowledge and performance. Clients of CHWs trained through the intervention were 15% more … [Read more...] about Training and experience outperform literacy and formal education as predictors of community health worker knowledge and performance, results from Rongo sub-county, Kenya.
This three-year prospective observational study investigated the impact of a mobile health technology and a train the trainer model on CHW knowledge. At the conclusion of three years, CHWs who advanced trained a new cohort of 25 CHWs using mHealth. The study found that the model was highly effective, with the new cohort of 25 CHWs trained by the original CHWs exhibiting higher … [Read more...] about The Laro Kwo Project: A train the trainer model combined with mobile health technology for community health workers in Northern Uganda
This study assesses Health Extension Worker’s (HEW) pre-service training status and perceived competency in Ethiopia. The study used a mixed methods approach to investigate Health Extension Program (HEP) activities by sampling 515 HEWs, 1,245 HEW trainees, 192 instructors, and 43 key informants. Results show 26% of HEWs showed competency in all the HEP activities, while 73% of … [Read more...] about Ethiopian Health Extension Workers’ Training Status and Perceived Competency