Management of CHW programs requires better data collection approaches at the community level. This paper describes a framework and proposes a list of metrics to monitor CHW performance in low- and middle-income countries. … [Read more...] about A conceptual framework for measuring community health workforce performance within primary health care systems
Successful attainment of Neglected Tropical Disease goals and other health interventions depends on maximizing frontline implementers’ performance. This study aimed to capture and translate knowledge, problems and solutions, identified by implementers, to enhance NTD program delivery at the community level in Nigeria. … [Read more...] about Optimising the performance of frontline implementers engaged in the NTD programme in Nigeria: lessons for strengthening community health systems for universal health coverage
Through a detailed review of the literature, the authors of this article attempt to establish a validated, standardized set of core competencies for community health workers (CHWs) and a linked workforce framework . … [Read more...] about Core Competencies and a Workforce Framework for Community Health Workers: A Model for Advancing the Profession
To support quality CHW program design and implementation, USAID, UNICEF, the Community Health Impact Coalition, and Initiatives Inc. have updated and adapted the Community Health Worker Assessment and Improvement Matrix (CHW AIM) Program Functionality Matrix tool. This tool can be applied at district, regional, and national levels to identify and close gaps in design and … [Read more...] about Community Health Worker Assessment and Improvement Matrix (CHW AIM): Updated Program Functionality Matrix for Optimizing Community Health Programs
How will we address the predicted worldwide shortage of over 14 million health workers by 2030? At the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland in 2015, a 4-year US$100 million fund supporting Last Mile Health and Living Goods to train 50,000 CHWs in six countries was launched. This commentary details the goals and challenges of such an initiative. … [Read more...] about A new era for community health in countries of low and middle income?