This study is a qualitative assessment of women’s preferences for preconception intervention strategies to promote physical and mental health in urban settings. The evaluation was carried out through focus group discussions in Soweto, South Africa.
A large number of common mental disorders often go undiagnosed at primary healthcare facilities. This study looks at the feasibility of integrating traditional birth attendants into maternal mental health care through an analysis of views from multiple key stakeholders in Kenya.
In this study, a non-randomized trial design is used to assess the effectiveness of a group interpersonal psychotherapy intervention, delivered by CHWs, in the reduction of depression amongst caregivers of children with nodding syndrome.
Access to care for rural children living with autism is impeded by stigma and the confinement of autism care services to the capital city, Addis Ababa. Community health workers can help mitigate these challenges. This article presents the findings of an assessment of the impact of a brief training on CHW beliefs and attitudes towards children with autism.
This study attempts to characterize the relationship dynamics between Latino participants and CHWs from the participant's perspective to determine if CHW-delivered community interventions affect behavior change among participants who reported anxiety and depression.
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.
Based on an intervention carried out in Surabaya, Indonesia, this qualitative study examines the feasibility and acceptability of CHWs detecting and referring pregnant women and postpartum mothers who might suffer from perinatal depression.
Despite psychiatric disorders contributing to a significant portion of the global disease burden, insufficient access to mental health services is widespread. This study examined its CHW mental health training program, developed in close collaboration with the Western Cape Department of Health, and evaluates the program’s success in improving the knowledge, skill and confidence among trained CHWs and expanding access to mental health services.