For the month of September, the One Million Community Health Workers (1mCHW) Campaign and mPowering Frontline Health Workers are supporting HIFA to hold an in-depth exploration around the need for improved data on community health worker (CHW) programs, and how we can meet these needs in the post-2015 era.  Click here to learn more and join the discussion.


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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

What's New

World Vision releases the 2nd edition of the Timed and Targeted Counseling (TTC) for Health and Nutrition: A Comprehensive Training Guide for Community Health Workers


World Vision’s TTC 2nd edition offers a comprehensive training course for CHWs, Care groups and volunteers of low to medium literacy, which builds on our experience in 23 countries, and addresses critical gaps such as evidence for early child development and perinatal mental health, newborn care, and care of the HIV exposed infant. ttC-2 includes prioritised care for the most vulnerable cases such as people living with HIV/AIDS, adolescent mothers, single parent families, extreme poverty or chronic health conditions in order to more comprehensively address the health equity gap by prioritising those with the greatest burden of risk, and barriers to health. Taking a more family-centred approach, in ttC-2 CHWs learn practical skills for addressing barriers to health and nutrition, promoting involvement of fathers, and enabling CHWs to identify barriers to health, respond to difficulties such as violence and psychosocial problems and teach parents and caregivers the basic skills for engaging children for early child development from birth.  Click here to read more about ttC-2 and download the package.


Featured News and Blogs

Dr. Alfonso C. Rosales

This is the seventh chapter of the CHW Reference Guide, 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.

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