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What adaptations of CHW programs have you seen or made in different contexts?

Posted: 11 Jun, 2017     Replies: 3

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Ambe Lionel Neba Replied at 12:55 PM, 12 Jun 2017

In our setting CHW have been tasked with basic curative activities, such as treating simple malaria, uncomplicated acute respiratory infections, and diarrhea without signs of dehydration. This is to complement their task of searching lost to follow up cases of Tuberculosis, ANC, postpartum women and others

Anna Heard Replied at 6:47 PM, 13 Jun 2017

We are funding/funded 3 studies that use CHWs to: provide ART adherence
counseling within option b+, trace patience who have missed appointments or
are lost to follow up for hiv treatment- also related to option b+ at RCH
or MCH centers, and to deliver ARVs to stable patients- all in Tanzania.

Sam A Replied at 4:12 PM, 14 Jun 2017

Interesting question noticed that CHWs we worked with depending on recruitment and incentive were flexible in adapting and learning new things provided adequate training was available. Be it moving from vertical programs like malaria to a more integrated approach such as IMCI or to response activities like the Ebola response. Liberia initiated a new national community health programme involving CHWs, drawing upon lessons learnt from various partners in the field.

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