This qualitative study looks at the perceptions of community health workers on the outcomes of the Home-Based Neonatal Care Program in India. The authors found that having local women participate in development programs results in both the potential for self-development and the program objective.
This article researched female community health workers performance in India through interviews. While their work resulted in positive community health changes, community norms and health system practices limited their effectiveness.
This paper used a cluster randomized controlled trial in South Africa to determine the effectiveness of improved training and continuous quality improvement based mentoring. The authors found that these methods improved the CHW-mother interactions.
This study examines the feasibility of incorporating treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) into an existing community care framework operated by community health workers (CHWs). The study shows that delivering treatment of SAM through CHWs is cost-effective, assuming good coverage.
This article provides background information on the incentive system for India’s Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs). India has created an outcome-based incentive system which creates a clear difference in payment per patient.