Originally posted on Frontline Health Workers Coalition and Village Reach. CHWs are trusted, capable, and cost-effective Health systems cannot function without health workers. That’s why the World Health Organization (WHO) published the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health to ensure the universal availability, accessibility, acceptability, coverage, and … [Read more...] about Three Reasons to Invest in Community Health Workers
I was driving home from a field visit at the end of a workday when I ran over a pothole and damaged my car. I heard the popping sound right before feeling the weight of my car drop from underneath me, like it had been swallowed by the road. I went into sheer panic looking in the rear view mirror hoping cars would slow down and see that I was stopped in the middle of the street. … [Read more...] about Community Health Workers are Underpaid, We Deserve Better!
In just a few days, from 22-24 March, Ministers of Health, health and finance experts, multilateral organizations, community health workers, development agencies and partners, will come together for the 3rd International Community Health Worker Symposium, to push for a better supported and integrated community health workforce. Community Health Workers (CHWs) are people trained … [Read more...] about Advance Community Health Worker Programs to Accelerate the Achievement of Universal Health Care and Primary Health Care: The 3rd International Community Health Worker Symposium
The relationship between the national and county governments in Kenya has been characterized by numerous disagreements, with the health sector being one of the most affected. These disagreements have caused significant delays in service delivery, resulting in a negative impact on the health of the Kenyan population. In an effort to address these issues, the President, Dr. … [Read more...] about Kenya’s Health Sector Hangs in the Balance: An Opinion on the Impasse between the National and County Governments
In underserved populations, the contribution of community health workers (CHWs) is vital to the healthcare system. Preparing the health workforce to work towards the attainment of a country’s health objectives represents one of the most important challenges for its health system. In Kenya, the government established its community health worker (CHW) program in 2006 as a key … [Read more...] about Kenya’s Community Health Workers Shortage Undermines Universal Health Care