Authors: Yibeltal Assefa, Yalemzewod Assefa Gelaw, Peter S. Hill, Belaynew Wassie Taye and Wim Van Damme
Since 2003, Ethiopia has been implementing a community health extension program (HEP). This systematic review assesses the improvements that the program has brought about particularly in terms of maternal and childcare, hygiene and sanitation, knowledge and healthcare seeking. It also looks at the weaknesses of this dynamic program with respect to productivity, efficiency, capacity and living conditions of health extension workers (HEWs).
Link: Community health extension program of Ethiopia, 2003–2018: successes and challenges toward universal coverage for primary health
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)