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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

October 31, 2018

Last week, I attended the Global Conference on Primary Health Care in Astana, Kazakhstan. I was there to represent my colleagues who work in the small West African nation of Togo to strengthen primary health care systems. Our model integrates professional community health workers (CHWs) with improved care in public clinics, providing high-quality and cost-effective care to neglected populations. The conference provided a unique opportunity to connect with and learn from many other organizations and governments working to achieve health for all. At Integrate Health, we collaborate with others to constantly improve the care we provide to patients. We rely on adopting successful solutions from other places, and adapting them to our setting.


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