Daniel Palazuelos

Recent Contributions

Reply to [ARCHIVED] Strengthening and Scaling the Community Health Workforce

June 17, 2017
Thank you everyone for your contributions, and thank you Connie for joining to represent Jamkhed. It has been a pleasure to learn from all of you.

Reply to [ARCHIVED] Strengthening and Scaling the Community Health Workforce

June 16, 2017
Thank you everyone for your input and insights. As a parting word, I'd like to make just two points: 1) please consider reading "The Lives of Community Health Workers: Local Labor and Global Health in Urban Ethiopia" by Kenny Maes - this book puts a very real human face on ...

Reply to [ARCHIVED] Strengthening and Scaling the Community Health Workforce

June 15, 2017
This is a very good question. CHWs will be an important addition to health systems in any context, not only rural areas and I would add not only slums; I often wish I grew up in suburban New York City with a community health worker, as there was so much ...

Are CHWs liberators or lackeys?

June 14, 2017
In the late 1970's, David Werner (author of the classic CHW training manual Where There Is No Doctor) proposed that CHW program architects should consider whether CHWs were becoming lackeys for the health system (i.e. they were only working on specific tasks assigned to them, and not allowed to go ...
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Are CHWs lay volunteers or professionals?

June 14, 2017
I just want to stress one point in the equation on how to support CHWs so that they can be successful - the debate about whether CHWs should be paid. Some say that we have to pay them because it is morally right to do so, and it allows them ...


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