Edited by Henry B. Perry, the Health for the People: National Community Health Worker Programs from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe is a collection of CHW program data from 29 countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, … [Read more...] about Health for the People: National Community Health Worker Programs from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe
Global interest in strengthening the health sector’s role in ending violence against children (VAC) has been increasing. While CHWs have been widely recognized for their contributions towards many types of community-based interventions, there is little global research on perceptions and practices of CHWs in preventing or reducing VAC. This study describes opportunities in … [Read more...] about It Takes Community Health Workers to End Violence Against Children
The general model used for child growth monitoring (CGM) has been largely focused on indicators grounded in the biomedical model. However, for CGW to be effective, it is crucial to include other socio-cultural constructs. This study looks to develop a cultural conceptualization of healthy growth in rural Tanzania. The process through which this is carried out is through … [Read more...] about ‘He usually has what we call normal fevers’: Cultural perspectives on healthy child growth in rural Southeastern Tanzania: An ethnographic enquiry.
Countries with health workforce shortages are rely on community health workers (CHWs) to extend a diverse set of services to the community. However, there may be a limit to the number of tasks a CHW can perform without causing a severe decline in quality or productivity. This study assessed the viability of an existing program in Iringa, Tanzania in which HIV-focused CHWs … [Read more...] about “Because Even the Person Living With HIV/AIDS Might Need to Make Babies” – Perspectives on the Drivers of Feasibility and Acceptability of an Integrated Community Health Worker Model in Iringa, Tanzania
There has been a renewed interest in the diverse role Community Health Workers (CHWs) play in the community. This study looks at the impact of an integrated HIV and maternal health program in Tanzania. The objective was to see how the program improved facility promotion and utilization of maternal health services. … [Read more...] about Integrating Community Health Worker Roles to Improve Facility Delivery Utilization in Tanzania: Evidence from an Interrupted Time Series Analysis