Understanding country community health worker (CHW) programs has never been more important. Existing efforts to expand health services are insufficient and may leave one-third of the world’s population without universal health care (UHC) in 2030.1 In 2019, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution noting that a “measurable acceleration is urgently needed” to reach the health-related targets of the SDGs by 2030.1 A major expansion of commitment to nationwide CHW programs throughout the world, is necessary for such an acceleration to be achieved.
Community health workers (CHWs) support millions of people living with, or at risk of, HIV in Southern Africa. They are often people’s first point of contact with the health system. However, to play an effective role, CHWs need access to up-to-date, clear, accurate, and user-friendly information on HIV and sexual health. There are currently few ways for CHWs to get this information, and many still rely on word of mouth for new information, with the biases and misinformation that can follow.