This paper presents the findings of a feasibility study assessing the use of Mitanins, community volunteers, in active Malaria Surveillance and the enabling factors and challenges of such an initiative.
This retrospective cohort study compares Village Health Volunteers (VHVs) and basic health staff (BHS) in the detection and treatment of malaria. The researchers find that VHVs are more accessible to mothers and children.
This article reports the findings of a pilot study of home-based screening of common non-communicable diseases by community health workers in rural India. The pilot included screening over 6000 rural Indian residents by CHWs over a six-month period.
Presenting the results of a survey of 449 Village Health Workers (VHWs) from 26 communes in the Thai Nguyen province of Vietnam, this study explores current tobacco use treatment (TUT) practice patterns, attitudes and beliefs among VHWs about delivering smoking cessation interventions and perceived barriers to doing so.
This abridged version of the WHO CHW guideline, provides a snapshot for policy makers, planners and managers on the evidence and recommendations for improving community health worker program optimization
This paper looks at the world’s largest community health worker program, India’s accredited social health activist program (ASHA), through a gender lens. It assesses the difficulties these female workers face and how these challenges are being addressed.
To support quality CHW program design and implementation, USAID, UNICEF, the Community Health Impact Coalition, and Initiatives Inc. have updated and adapted the Community Health Worker Assessment and Improvement Matrix (CHW AIM) Program Functionality Matrix tool. This tool can be applied at district, regional, and national levels to identify and close gaps in design and implementation and, ultimately, enhance program performance.
The Community Health Systems (CHS) Catalog is a one-stop ‘shop’ for information on community health policies and programs across 25 countries, including extensive information on CHWs. Developed in 2014 and updated in 2017, it provides policymakers, program managers, researchers and donors with policy data to advance community health research, programming, and advocacy efforts. The CHS Catalog includes 25 country profiles, a set of infographics, and a summary of cross-country policy and program trends.