Topic — Community Health Workers

Real-time Info System Developed to Halt Spread of Ebola

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Although the Ebola epidemic that raged in West Africa has largely disappeared from headlines in recent months, it was only a couple of weeks ago that the last country still battling the epidemic, Guinea, was declared Ebola-free, a full two years after the disease started spreading in December 2013. (Photo above: Contact tracers in Conakry attend

MVP Releases New Tools to Help Train Community Health Workers

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Community health workers (CHW) – locally hired, community-based cadres quickly trained to deliver preventive and curative health services at the household level – are a critical component of the MVP health system model. The goal of the MVP CHW Program is to significantly reduce child and maternal mortality by delivering life-saving health interventions and creating

Community Health Worker from Pampaida Honored with 2014 REAL Award

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Ms. Roseline Nuhu, a Community Health Worker (CHW) in the Millennium Village of Pampaida in Nigeria, has been selected as a REAL Award honoree for 2014. The REAL Award was created by Save the Children and the Frontline Health Workers Coalition to develop greater respect and appreciation for health workers and the lifesaving care they provide. Each

New Paper: Healthcare Services for Rural Sub-Saharan Africa Within Reach

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A new paper published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization has determined that providing rural sub-Saharan Africans a close-to-client health system by paid, full-time community health workers by 2015 would cost $2.6 billion per year, or just $6.86 per person covered by the program.

Crowd-Sourcing CHW Scale-up – Part I

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In part one of a two-part blog series, Dr. Prabhjot Singh explains the origins of the One Million Community Healthcare Workers Campaign and how the campaign will be using crowd-sourced input to inform and drive its activities.

A Vital Link to Health Services in Sauri, Kenya

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Community Health Workers take advantage of low and high-tech tools to provide a critical link between village residents and the local healthcare clinic.