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

Community health systems: allowing community health workers to emerge from the shadows

In this correspondence to the Lancet: Global Health, the authors address the role and potential of community health systems with institutionalized community health workers. 

Community Health Workers Bring Cost Savings to Patient-Centered Medical Homes

This paper examines the cost savings that can result from integrating CHWs into patient-centered medical homes.

Feasibility and acceptability of training community health workers in ear and hearing care in Malawi: a cluster randomised controlled trial

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.

The potential of task-shifting in scaling up services for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: a time and motion study in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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. 

Improving local health through community health workers in Cambodia: challenges and solutions

Volunteer community health workers (CHWs) in Cambodia promote local health and act as a bridge between the public health system and the community. This article examines the obstacles CHWs face in Cambodia through qualitative research, which includes two focus groups and ten semi-structured interviews.

Practitioner Expertise to Optimise Community Health Systems: Harnessing Operational Insight

This newly released report, titled ‘Practitioner Expertise to Optimise Community Health Systems: Harnessing Operational Insight’ examines how CHWs can successfully be integrated into national health systems, subsequently contributing towards efforts to achieve Universal Health Coverage.

ProCCM with Dr. Ari Johnson

 Dr. Palazuelos, Partners in Health, and Dr.

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