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April 5 - 11, 2015 is World Health Worker Week!  


Visit the World Health Worker Week Portal for CHW profiles, news, events and ways to get involved

Tweet us using the hashtag #whwweek.  

Check out the WHW Week Toolkit

Video Spotlight

"'I'm a Health Worker' - Abduaraman Gidi" made by IntraHealth International.

Community Health Workers build bridges between communities and health services.

Robin Hammond, 2011

From reproductive health to nutrition to care for chronic conditions, community health workers are being asked to help communities become healthier, particularly in areas where professional health workers are scarce.

Ibby Caputo; WGBH, 2013

Evidence shows that trained CHWs can diagnose and treat children under 5 for malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia, while teaching parents to provide care at home.

Caroline Grogan, 2008


Featured News and Blogs

Donna Bjerregaard, Initiatives Inc and Henry Perry, JHU

The CHW Reference Guide was produced under the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program, the United States Agency for International Development Bureau for Global Health’s flagship maternal, neonatal and child health project.

Developing and Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs at Scale: A Reference Guide and Case Studies for Program Managers and Policymaker helps us reflect on what we have learned about large-scale CHW programs and how to recruit, train, supervise, and incentivize CHWs. What can we learn about financing, roles and responsibilities, community involvement, and linkages with the health sector?

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