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

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 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.  

Skin Cancer: Photoprotection Strategies and Solar Photoexposition in Community Health Agents

In this literature review, the authors attempt to establish a set of strategies to reduce skin cancer risk by decreasing sun exposure in community health workers who spend long hours outside traveling to patients. 

Work of community health agents in the Family Health Strategy: meta-synthesis

The findings presented in this article assess  the perception of Community Health Agents (CHAs) in Brazil about their work.

Participants' perceptions of interactions with community health workers who promote behavior change: a qualitative characterization from participants with normal, depressive, and anxious mood states

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.

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