Video Spotlight

"'I'm a Health Worker' - Abduaraman Gidi" made by IntraHealth International.

Unlocking the community health workforce​ ​potential, post-Ebola: what​ ​models and strategies​ ​work?

The Ebola pandemic of 2014-16 demonstrated the crucial role of the community health workforce in preventing, responding to, and effectively treating health emergencies. As the West Africa region rebuilds its health systems after Ebola, countries and communities have identified a need to develop strategies and plans to embed the role of the community health workers (CHWs) as a foundation of an effective healthcare system. The aim of this report is to outline conclusions from the Wilton Park meeting on the topic.

Shifting management of a community volunteer system for improved child health outcomes: results from an operations research study in Burundi

Community-based strategies that foster frequent contact between caregivers of children under five and provide credible sources of health information are essential to improve child survival. Care Groups are a community-based implementation strategy for the delivery of social and behavior change interventions. This study assessed if supervision of Care Group activities by Ministry of Health (MOH) personnel could achieve the same child health outcomes as supervision provided by specialized non-governmental organization (NGO) staff. 

Human Resources for Health Country Profile: The Gambia

This report was created in 2009 by the African Health Workforce Observatory in collaboration with the World Health Organization, Global Health Workforce Alliance, and the European Union. It outlines the structure of the Gambian health system and introduces data on the health workforce, including distribution of health workforce, health workforce production and utilization, and governance of human resources for health (HRH). 

Integrating Family Planning and HIV in Ethiopia: An Analysis of Pathfinder’s Approach and Scale-Up

Pathfinder International Ethiopia has extensive experience implementing family planning (FP)/HIV integration through public health centers (HCs) and community networks. This brief describes Pathfinder's approach and its evolution and scale-up over time. It presents their experience in relation to the recommendations of World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on FP/HIV integration and also outlines next steps and recommendations

Raising the Score: Community empowerment for better maternal health care

Community empowerment for better maternal health care

Learn about the approach CARE has implemented to address community concerns and 
improve maternal health in Malawi.

This is an interactive website with multimedia content. 

Estimating the cost of referral and willingness to pay for referral to higher-level health facilities: a case series study from an integrated community case management programme in Uganda

Integrated community case management (iCCM) relies on community health workers (CHWs) managing children with malaria, pneumonia, diarrhoea, and referring children when management is not possible. This study sought to establish the cost per sick child referred to seek care from a higher-level health facility by a CHW and to estimate caregivers’ willingness to pay (WTP) for a referral. 


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