This cross-sectional survey in the Philippines emphasizes the importance of community health workers in reaching the drug coverage rate 0d 75% set by WHO and increasing compliance with mass drug administration in the community.
This article looks at the determinants of community health workers using mobile phone technologies in rural Rwanda. Technical characteristics were found to be a predictor of use, while user characteristics were not.
This pilot model involved community health workers (CHWs) delivering treatment for uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition (SAM) was tested in Mali. The authors found the properly trained and managed CHWs can manage uncomplicated SAM.
This multi-site case study used interviews and focus groups of community health workers and facilitators to examine conversations on WhatsApp. WhatsApp was viewed positively by community health workers and acted as a useful tool in rural health work, despite the challenge of separating social use from instrumental use.
The authors conducted a mixed-methods study to understand the roles of community health workers and design a standardized training curriculum. An organizational survey and discussion groups resulted in the development of a core set of competencies to incorporate into a Healthy Start community health workers training program.
This paper discusses the implementation of a mobile-based community health management information system for community health workers (CHWs) and their supervisors in Zambia. CHWs provided weekly updates to supervisors and received feedback through the mobile application.
This cross-sectional study found that many of the auxiliary midwives were unable to recognize the majority of critical danger signs for childbirth. The paper also found a low level of knowledge about safe childbirth and immediate newborn care practices.
This paper tested a qualitative evaluative framework and tool to understand CHW performance in rural Uganda. The authors found that supportive supervision and bonds between healthcare workers affected performance outcomes.
Despite Swaziland's large CHW program, the performance of CHWs in Swaziland has not been studied. This qualitative study hopes to contribute to future program design and improvements to current programs.