Authors: Warren Dodd, Amy Kipp, Bethany Nicholson, Lincoln Leehang Lau, Matthew Little, John Walley, and Xiaolin Wei
In the Philippines, where the healthcare system is decentralized, the support of community health workers (CHWs) to achieve universal health coverage varies. The authors conducted a qualitative study to understand how the lived experiences of CHWs were influenced by varying political and social contexts. They found that across different contexts, financial resource allocation differed, thereby affecting the ability of CHWs to provide quality healthcare, and there was considerable pressure for CHWs to align politically with their local government. The results highlight the substantial influence of social and political environments on the work.
Link: Governance of community health worker programs in a decentralized health system: a qualitative study in the Philippines
Resource Topic: Universal healthcare
Resource Type: Research