Authors: Julie M. Buser, Ashura Bakari, Cheryl A. Moyer
Sickle cell disease (SCD) remains a common, yet highly neglected, non-communicable disease. This study assessed the interest in and feasibility of establishing a network of CHWs to support care of people with SCD in Kumasi, Ghana. Using qualitative research methods, researchers assessed three primary themes from the data: (1) support by CHWs for people with SCD; (2) using existing CHW networks for SCD services; and (3) funding of expanded CHW network. There is potential for these themes to be adapted and implemented in other settings throughout sub-Saharan Africa and in high income countries where greater concentrations of people living with sickle cell exist.
Link: Feasibility of establishing a network of community health workers to support care of people with sickle cell disease in Kumasi, Ghana
Resource Type: Research
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)