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Reference no. GHD-C11
Published by: Global Health Delivery Project (GHD)
Originally published in: 2018
Version: 9 February 2018
Length: 21 pages
Data source: Published sources
Notes: This item is part of a free case collection. For terms & conditions go to www.thecasecentre.org/freecaseterms

Abstract

Community health workers (CHWs) - lay people who engage in efforts to improve the health of their communities - have been proposed as a way to fill the global health human resource gap by extending services to hard-to-reach populations in remote areas. This concept note provides a brief history of CHWs, considers issues in CHW program design, and outlines future directions for research and funding. This case is part of the Global Health Delivery Project free case collection (visit www.thecasecentre.org/ghdfreecases for more information on the collection).

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Abstract

Community health workers (CHWs) - lay people who engage in efforts to improve the health of their communities - have been proposed as a way to fill the global health human resource gap by extending services to hard-to-reach populations in remote areas. This concept note provides a brief history of CHWs, considers issues in CHW program design, and outlines future directions for research and funding. This case is part of the Global Health Delivery Project free case collection (visit www.thecasecentre.org/ghdfreecases for more information on the collection).

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