Authors: Uta Lehmann and David Sanders; University of Western Cape, South Africa
This is a review commissioned by the WHO which aims to assess the existing evidence regarding the feasibility and effectiveness of CHW programs. It is a broad scope paper which uses published and selected ‘grey’ literature available since the 1970s. Some of the topics reviewed are: the role of CHWs, their use, performance, retention, impact effectiveness, and cost effectiveness.
Link: Community health workers: What do we know about them? The state of the evidence on programmes, activities, costs and impact on h
Resource Type: Research