Who is a community health worker? – a systematic review of definitions

by Abimbola Olaniran, Helen Smith, Regine Unkels et al.
Global Health Action, Volume 10, 2017 – Issue 1

14 pp. 1.5 MB

Community health workers (CHWs) can play vital roles in increasing coverage of basic health services. However, there is a need for a systematic categorisation of CHWs that will aid common understanding among policy makers, programme planners, and researchers. This review provides a categorisation of CHWs that may be useful for health policy formulation, programme planning, and research.

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