Authors: Hannah J. Koehn, Shenglin Zheng, Robert F. Houser, Corey O’Hara & Beatrice Lorge Rogers
This cross-sectional study compared the performance of “paid-for-performance” Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) and salaried Anganwadi workers (AWWs) in various Indian states. While results varied among them, the study found that AWWs’ visits had a stronger connection with positive health behaviors compared to ASHAs. ASHA visits had weaker impacts on nutrition and diet, hygiene, and maternal and child health.
Link: Remuneration systems of community health workers in India and promoted maternal health outcomes: a cross-sectional study