Authors: Noemí López-Ejeda , Pilar Charle-Cuellar, Franck G. B. Alé, José Luis Álvarez, Antonio Vargas, Saul Guerrero
Researchers in Mali aimed to determine whether CHWs delivering Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) care would promote early case identification compared to outpatient treatment at health facilities (HFs). The results indicated that CHWs diagnosed and treated more infectious disease cases. Additionally, CHWs administering SAM treatment resulted in earlier admissions, more integrated care, and better outcomes.
Link: Bringing severe acute malnutrition treatment close to households through community health workers can lead to early admissions and improved discharge outcomes
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)