CHW Trainer’s Manual

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Community Health Worker Trainer’s Manual: A Guide to Home-Based Servicesclinicvisit

The CHW Trainer’s Manual can be used by facilitators during initial or refresher training to educate CHWs on key evidence-based interventions in triage, community case management, routine care for pregnant women, newborns, and children under 5, as well as healthy behavior counseling for malaria prevention, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and family planning.

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Unit 0: Introduction   –   0.1 Training and Objectives  |  0.2 Key Techniques for Effective Facilitation  |  0.3 Adapting Your Lesson to Local Contexts

Unit 1: Overview   –   1.1 The Role of the CHW in the Health System  |  1.2 CHW Rights and Support System  |  1.3 CHWs as Agents of Behavior Change

Unit 2: Overview of the Household Visit   –   2.1 Introduction to the 1,000 Days Framework  |  2.2 Six Steps of a Household Visit  |  2.3 Use of Information to Inform Health

Unit 3: Identifying Danger Signs   –   3.1 Newborn Danger Signs  |  3.2 Child Danger Signs  |  3.3  Pregnant Woman Danger Signs

Unit 4: Case Management   –   4.1 Cough  |  4.2 Diarrhea  |  4.3 Fever

Unit 5: Routine Care for the Pregnant Woman   –   5.1 Having a Healthy Pregnancy  |  5.2 Preparing for Birth

Unit 6: Routine Care for the Newborn   –   6.1 Keeping the Baby Healthy  |  6.2 Exclusive Breastfeeding

Unit 7: Routine Care for the Child Under 5   –   7.1 Vaccinations  |  7.2 Child Nutrition  |  7.3 Growth Monitoring

Unit 8: Routine Care for the Household   –   8.1 Bednets to Prevent Malaria  |  8.2 Nutrition and Diet Diversity  |  8.3 Handwashing with Soap  |   8.4 Water and Food Safety  |  8.5 Proper Sanitation and Waste Management  |  8.6 Family Planning

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