Integrating national community-based health worker programmes into health systems: a systematic review identifying lessons learned from low-and middle-income countries

by Joseph Mumba Zulu, John Kinsman, Charles Michelo et al.
BMC Public Health 2014, 14:987 (22 September 2014)

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Despite the development of national community-based health worker (CBHW) programmes in several low- and middle-income countries, their integration into health systems has not been optimal. The authors conclude that CBHW programmes should design their scale-up strategy differently based on current contextual factors. Further, adoption of a stepwise approach to the scale-up and integration process may positively shape the integration process of CBHW programmes into health systems.

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