Authors: Rebecca Alban, Emily Gibson, Jenny Payne, and Tafwirapo Chihana
This study highlighted the operational and programmatic characteristics of a functional CHW-led routine immunization program. It included interviews with Health Surveillance Assistants (HSAs), HSA supervisors, ministry of health officials, and community members in Malawi. Results from the case study showed HSAs as a high-functioning vaccination cadre, skilled and dedicated to increasing vaccine access for children. Interviewees agreed that other countries should consider following Malawi’s example and use CHWs to administer vaccines, provided they can be sufficiently trained and supported.
Link: Leveraging community health workers as vaccinators: a case study exploring the role of Malawi's Health Surveillance Assistants in delivering routine immunization services
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)