Authors: Harriet G. Napier, Madeline Baird, Evelyn Wong, Eliza Walwyn-Jones, Manuel Espinoza Garcia, Lizeth Cartagena, Nontokozo Mngadi, Viengxay Vanisaveth, Viengphone Sengsavath, Phoutnalong Vilay, Kenesay Thongpiou, Theodoor Visser, and Justin M. Cohen
Community health workers are essential for providing malaria-related healthcare services in both the Greater Mekong Subregion and Central America. This mixed-method study evaluated CHW programs in Laos and Honduras to further understand the vertical organization of CHW-delivered malaria services. To maintain the near-zero malaria incidence rate achieved in 2019 in both countries, more substantive financial incentives are needed for CHWs to continue preventive work, as well as more support for CHWs to accurately identify malaria symptoms.
Link: Evaluating Vertical Malaria Community Health Worker Programs as Malaria Declines: Learning From Program Evaluations in Honduras and Lao PDR
Resource Type: Research