Authors: K. Questa, M. Das, R. King, M. Everitt, C. Rassi, C. Cartwright, T. Ferdous, D. Barua, N. Putnis, A. C. Snell, R. Huque, J. Newell & H. Elsey
A diverse array of approaches exist to encourage community engagement to achieve communicable disease control. K. Questa and colleagues collected 13 systematic reviews of research examining community engagement-related communicable disease control to understand which approaches to engagement exist and what is known about their effectiveness. Approaches included community empowerment and mobilization byCHWs. CHWs have been particularly effective at reducing prevalence of infant diarrhoea.
Link: Community engagement interventions for communicable disease control in low- and lower- middle-income countries: evidence from a review of systematic reviews
Resource Topic: Infectious/communicable diseases
Resource Type: Research