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

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  • This document is the report from a workshop that brought together public health and mobile technology experts. The group examined how the use of mobile phones and other related technology can improve health care delivery by supporting CHWs and integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) programs. The report presents scenarios that demonstrate how mobile technology can be used to: bridge gaps...

    Reads: 1,090
    Author(s): UNICEF and frog
  • This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Global Health Workforce Alliance’s Task Force for Scaling Up and Training for Health Workers, focusing on countries with a health workforce crisis. The report uses evidence from Brazil, Ethiopia,and India on what can and has been done to expand the education and training of health workers quickly and on a national scale, by national...

    Reads: 1,174
    Author(s): WHO & GHWA
  • This article from the Bulletin of the WHO, describes various roles played by Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs), India's national cadre of village-based workers, and other innovative community health programs working on maternal and child health, sanitation and hygiene, contraception, immunization and other health issues. CHWs are making major contributions to national efforts to...

    Reads: 1,044
    Author(s): Chatterjee, P.
  • This paper is one of a series of background papers commissioned by WHO for the October, 2011, World Conference on Social Determinants of Health. It describes Rwanda's attempt to improve maternal indicators by pairing a community performance-based financing (CPBF) strategy to empower CHWs with a strategy to incentivize mothers. The pilot intervention was conducted in 31 of Rwanda's poorest...

    Reads: 1,627
    Author(s): Mugeni, C., Ngabo, F., and Humuza, J.
  • This is the second (2005) edition of the Community Health Worker Training Manual of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health. The training manual provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of CHWs in meeting the health needs of the population, as well as key information and skills the CHWs require. Each chapter includes sections on: background, things to know, things to do and key...

    Reads: 9,095
    Author(s): Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health
  • This is a tool created by the U.S. Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) (a program of the Health Resources and Services Administration) to support the development of CHW programming in rural areas in the U.S.. It draws on and shares lessons learned from proven CHW program models. The toolkit has eight modules: Introduction to CHWs; CHW Program Models; Training Approaches for CHWs;...

    Reads: 6,284
    Author(s): HHS and HRSA
  • This study documents the perceptions of CHWs on their knowledge and communication needs, image building through mass media and mechanisms for continued education. Focus group discussions were held with health workers and their supervisors in all four provinces in Pakistan. About four fifths of the respondents described their communication skills as moderately sufficient and wanted improvement...

    Reads: 2,016
    Author(s): Haq, Z., and Hafeez, A.
  • The authors conducted a systematic review of studies conducted between 1987 and 2007 in sub-Saharan Africa on the impact of CHW programs on morbidity and mortality of children under six. Seven studies in which CHWs provided curative treatment were included in the review. The authors conclude that CHW programs have the potential to contribute to large gains in child survival. However, the...

    Reads: 1,034
    Author(s): Christopher, J., Le May, A., Lewin, S., and Ross, D.
  • This document provides guidance and resources for implementing policy recommendations to integrate CHWs into community-based efforts to prevent chronic disease. After providing general information on CHWs in the United States, it sets forth evidence demonstrating the value and impact of CHWs in preventing and managing a variety of chronic diseases, including heart disease and stroke, diabetes...

    Reads: 1,300
    Author(s): CDC
  • This toolkit, designed by the Rural Assistance Center (RAC), provides help in developing CHW programs and resources and  best practices developed by successful CHW program. It is made up of 8 modules, each focusing on different aspects of CHW program, including: introduction to CHW, program models, training approaches, program implementation, planning for sustainability, measuring program...

    Reads: 1,172
    Author(s): Rural Assistance Center (RAC)

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