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

Rethinking integrated nutrition‐health strategies to address micronutrient deficiencies in children under five in Mozambique

 
This paper presents the results of a study using trained CHWs to compare in-person auditory brainstem response (ABR). The intervention linked CHWs to  a tele-medicine approach  in a community-based pediatric hearing screening program; it concludes that a tele-medicine approach is viable.

Performance of low‐literate community health workers treating severe acute malnutrition in South Sudan

This article presents the findings of a study assessing the use of low literate CHWs in treating uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition by following a simplified treatment protocol.

 

HRH dimensions of community health workers: a case study of rural Afghanistan

A descriptive analysis presenting an overview of the role and scope of CHWs in Afghanistan. The article details the gaps that need to be addressed to improve CHW functionality.

A real-time medical cartography of epidemic disease (Nodding syndrome) using village-based lay mHealth reporters

This article describes the feasibility of developing real-time, village-based health surveillance of an epidemic of Nodding syndrome (NS) using software-programmed smartphones operated by minimally trained lay mHealth reporters in northern Uganda. 

Community-based maternal, newborn, and child health surveillance: perceptions and attitudes of local stakeholders towards using mobile phone by village health volunteers in the Kenge Health Zone, Democratic Republic of Congo

This resource presents the results of a post-implementation survey of a 2016 community-based maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) surveillance activity using mobile phones in Kenge Health Zone (KHZ), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The study assessed the perceptions of households, attitudes of community health volunteers, and opinions of nurses and administrative authorities towards the use of mobile phones for MNCH surveillance. 

 

Community Health Workers

This short paper defines CHWs and summarizes the history and features of CHW programs.

Are village health volunteers as good as basic health staffs in providing malaria care? A country wide analysis from Myanmar, 2015

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.  

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