Community Health Workers

Feasibility Study of Case-Finding for Breast Cancer by Community Health Workers in Rural Bangladesh.

Publication Date: 
Dec 02, 2015

BACKGROUND: Mortality from breast cancer is high in low- and middle-income countries, in part because most patients have advanced stage disease when first diagnosed. Case-finding may be one approach to changing this situation.

Experience of using mHealth to link village doctors with physicians: lessons from Chakaria, Bangladesh.

Publication Date: 
Aug 05, 2015

BACKGROUND: Bangladesh is facing serious shortage of trained health professionals. In the pluralistic healthcare system of Bangladesh, formal health care providers constitute only 5 % of the total workforce; the rest are informal health care providers.

Evaluation of the impact of a mobile health system on adherence to antenatal and postnatal care and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV programs in Kenya.

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Apr 18, 2015

BACKGROUND: The Millennium Villages Project (MVP) implemented in Western Kenya a mobile Health tool that uses text messages to coordinate Community Health Worker (CHW) activities around antenatal care (ANC) and Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT), named the ANC/PMTCT Adheren

Health workers' experiences, barriers, preferences and motivating factors in using mHealth forms in Ethiopia.

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Publication Date: 
Jan 28, 2015

BACKGROUND: Mobile health (mHealth) applications, such as innovative electronic forms on smartphones, could potentially improve the performance of health care workers and health systems in developing countries.

Design of an interactive medical guideline application for community health workers.

Publication Date: 
Jan 09, 2015

Clinical guidelines, such as the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI), are used worldwide to support community health workers in the assessment of severely ill children. These guidelines are distributed in paper form, complicating their use at the point-of-care.

Taking knowledge for health the extra mile: participatory evaluation of a mobile phone intervention for community health workers in Malawi.

Publication Date: 
Oct 03, 2014

In Malawi, where the majority of the population resides in rural areas, community health workers (CHWs) are the first, and often only, providers of health services. An assessment of health information needs, however, found that these frontline workers often lacked essential health information.

Comparing a paper based monitoring and evaluation system to a mHealth system to support the national community health worker programme, South Africa: an evaluation.

Publication Date: 
Sep 02, 2014

BACKGROUND: In an attempt to address a complex disease burden, including improving progress towards MDGs 4 and 5, South Africa recently introduced a re-engineered Primary Health Care (PHC) strategy, which has led to the development of a national community health worker (CHW) programme.