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TWG Participation in the second International Symposium on Community Health Workers

22nd - 24th November 2019, Dhaka, Bangladesh | Theme: Potentials of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the Context of Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

Date Abstract Number Abstract Title TWG Members Venue Time














Remarks for the symposium inauguration

 Dr. David Musoke 

 Ball Room  9:00 AM-10:30 AM

The potential contribution of Community Health Workers in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in Uganda: a case study of Wakiso district 


 Dr. David Musoke

 Country: Uganda

 Ball Room

 4:00 PM-5:30 PM


CHW Programs in Urban Versus Rural Areas: Is There a Difference? 


 Lilian Otiso

 Country: Kenya

 Padma  11:00 AM-12:30 PM​

Theme: CHWs in Special Situation 

Chair: Polly Walker
World Vision International 

Co-Chair: Dr. Lal B Rawal

Senior Lecturer, Public Health, School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, CQ University, Australia


 Polly Walker

 Country: United Kingdom

 Padma  4:00 PM-5:30 PM​

The potentials and barriers of using Community Health Workers for prevention and control of Non Communicable Disease in Low and Middle Income Countries: Findings from a narrative review

 Dipika Shankar Bhattacharyya

Country: Bangladesh

 Ball Room   11:00 AM-12:30 PM​

Using the Community Follow Up Tool to measure the quality of community health services at household level in Kenya

 Regeru Njoroge Regeru

 Country: Kenya

 Surma  4:00 PM-5:30 PM​

What are the opportunities for Community Health Volunteers to support adherence and retension in Post Rape Care (PRC) for survivors of Sexual Violence in Kenya

 Nelly Muturi

 Country: Kenya

 Surma  11:00 AM-12:30 PM​

Using a Quality Improvement Approach to Improve Community Facility Linkage in CHW Programs in Kenya


 Nelly Muturi
 Country: Kenya

 Surma  4:00 PM-5:30 PM​

Health Systems Global Abstract Strengthening Workshop

Discussion on HSR2020 conference themes and ideas on how to do a strong abstract with Health Experts of Bangladesh

 Side session with: Kaaren Mathias, 
Health Systems Global Representative, South Asia, India
 Padma  5:30PM-7:30 PM




WHO-HSG-HIFA Collaboration: Empowering Community Health Workers to accelerate progress towards Universal Health Coverage

Presenters: Baba Aye & Polly Walker  

 Polly Walker

Country: United Kingdom




 11:00 AM -12:30 PM


Assessing implementation and alignment to WHO Guidelines for CHW programme quality Improvement: The CHW- IQA tools 

 Polly Walker

Country: United Kingdom


 Padma  11:00 AM -12:30 PM
- Health Systems Global (HSG) Thematic Working Group (TWG): Supporting and Strengthening the Role of Community Health Workers in Health System Development
Discussion on TWG goal, objectives, activities, 3rd International Symposium on Community Health Workers 2021, membership and how to join.
Side Session with Dr. David Musoke and Kingsley Chikaphupha  Surma

 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM






CHW role in the identification and prevention of violence against children: findings from a four-country study


Polly Walker

Country: United Kingdom


 Surma  11:00 AM -12:30 PM

Enabling and hindering factors of health surveillance assistants’ roles in the provision of contraceptive services in Mangochi, Malawi

 Maryse Kok

Country: The Netherlands

 Ball Room
 11:00 AM-12:30 PM​

Contextual factors that influence roles and performance of community health workers in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia 

 Maryse Kok

Country: The Netherlands

 Meghna  11:00 AM-12:30 PM




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