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Harmonizing community-based health worker programs for HIV: a narrative review and analytic framework

This narrative review covers literature on the harmonization of CHW programs for HIV. Additionally, the paper provides a potential analytic framework for harmonizing CHW programs addressing HIV.

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. 

The global pendulum swing towards community health workers in low- and middle-income countries: a scoping review of trends, geographical distribution and programmatic orientations, 2005 to 2014

This review incorporated publications on CHWs that were published from 2005 to 2014. Specifically, the paper investigates the development, placement, and orientations of programs in low- and middle-income countries. Most programs were disease or program specific, rather than using an integrated approach. 

A rapid review of the rate of attrition from the health workforce

This review covers studies published since 2005 that involve attrition rates of health workers. Understanding attrition from the health workforce is critical to workforce planning, especially since many places have shortages of health workers.

Comprehensive review of the evidence regarding the effectiveness of community–based primary health care in improving maternal, neonatal and child health: 7. shared characteristics of projects with evidence of long–term mortality impact

This is chapter 7 of Engaging Communities for Improving Mothers’ and Children’s Health: Reviewing the Evidence of Effectiveness in Resource-Constrained Settings. This chapter identifies common characteristics of projects that have a long-term mortality impact with regards to maternal, neonatal, and child health.

 

Comprehensive review of the evidence regarding the effectiveness of community–based primary health care in improving maternal, neonatal and child health: 6. strategies used by effective projects

This is chapter 6 of Engaging Communities for Improving Mothers’ and Children’s Health: Reviewing the Evidence of Effectiveness in Resource-Constrained Settings. This chapter identifies common strategies used by effective projects that promoted maternal, neonatal and child health through community-based primary health care.

 

Comprehensive review of the evidence regarding the effectiveness of community–based primary health care in improving maternal, neonatal and child health: 5. equity effects for neonates and children

This is chapter 5 of Engaging Communities for Improving Mothers’ and Children’s Health: Reviewing the Evidence of Effectiveness in Resource-Constrained Settings. This chapter investigates the distribution of investments with regards to the most disadvantaged children in a population. 

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