Authors: Tesfau, Y. B., Kahsay, A. B., Gebrehiwot, T. G., Medhanyie, A. A., & Godefay, H.
CHWs in low-income countries often provide postnatal care services in areas with limited access to formal health care. Yemane Tesfau and colleagues evaluated service area coverage and provision of care by CHWs in Ethiopia to assess health system needs. Health extension workers visited 15% of mothers within three days after childbirth and 24% within 42 days. The researchers call for improving linkages between the community with CHWs and local health systems.
Link: Postnatal home visits by health extension workers in rural areas of Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study design
Resource Topic: Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
Resource Type: Research
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)