Authors: Mahbubur Rahma, Tania Jahir, Farzana Yeasmin, Farzana Begum, Mosammot Mobashara, Khobair Hossain, Rizwana Khan, Rezwana Hossain, Fosiul Alam Nizame, Anika Jain, Elli Leontsini, Leanne Unicomb, Stephen P. Luby, and Peter J. Winch
In Bangladesh, community health workers (CHWs) were integral in implementing a water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) program. The authors studied the lived experiences of CHWs in the program to inform future implementation. CHWs reported positive effects of participation in the program, such as increased confidence and a sense of respect in the community. In addition to these social benefits, CHWs noted financial benefits such as using their pay for income generating activities. The authors conclude that CHW program design should take into consideration elements that improve their experience, such as compensation.
Link: The Lived Experiences of Community Health Workers Serving in a Large-Scale Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Intervention Trial in Rural Bangladesh
Resource Type: Research