This study looked at the continuation rates of women who self-injected contraceptives (specifically subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate) versus women who were injected by a health care provider, which included community health workers. The paper concluded that women who self-injected were more likely to continue and suggested promoting the ability to self-inject.
This cluster randomised controlled trial looked at the ability to train CHWs in Malawi to identify individuals with ear and hearing disorders. The intervention and training were effective and could be scaled up to CHWs in other countries.
This paper examines the impact of an intervention to improve maternal and newborn health in Nairobi, Kenya, through an mHealth application called mobile Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.
This paper tested a qualitative evaluative framework and tool to understand CHW performance in rural Uganda. The authors found that supportive supervision and bonds between healthcare workers affected performance outcomes.
Despite Swaziland's large CHW program, the performance of CHWs in Swaziland has not been studied. This qualitative study hopes to contribute to future program design and improvements to current programs.
This paper looks at the potential to shift prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV tasks from nurses to community health workers (CHWs). This study measures the time nurses dedicate to these activities in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in order to estimate the potential cost savings of having CHWs take up these tasks. The paper found that task-shifting could allow nurses to focus on more specialized tasks, while reducing the average cost per patient.