Authors: Chunling Lu, Daniel Palazuelos, Yiqun Luan, Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, Carole Diane Mitnick, Joseph Rhatigan, and Henry B Perry
To grow and be sustained, CHW programs require funding. This study analyzed Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development data from 2007 to 2017 to evaluate investments in CHW programs. The results indicated that funds for CHW programs represent a small fraction of investments in public health development, and have reduced in recent years. The researchers called for more tracking and analysis of donor aid for CHW programs.
Link: Development assistance for community health workers in 114 low- and middle-income countries, 2007–2017
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