by Laban Kashaija Musinguzi, Emmanueil Benon Turinawe, Jude T. Rwemisisi et al.
Human Resources for Health, 2017 15:4 – Published: 11 January 2017
16 pp. 552 kB
Community-based programmes, particularly community health workers (CHWs), have been portrayed as a cost-effective alternative to the shortage of health workers in low-income countries. Usually, literature emphasises how easily CHWs link and connect communities to formal health care services. There is little evidence in Uganda to support or dispute such claims. Drawing from linking social capital framework, this paper examines the claim that village health teams (VHTs), as an example of CHWs, link and connect communities with formal health care services.