by Karen Weidert, Amanuel Gessessew, Suzanne Bell et al.
Glob Health Sci Pract – March 8, 2017
Volunteer community health workers (CHWs) administered injectable contraceptives to women in the community for a small fee while providing counselling and referrals for other methods. Over nearly 3 years, more than 600 CHWs provided an estimated 15,410 injections. The model has the potential to improve sustainability of community-based distribution programs by incorporating social marketing principles to partially recover commodity costs and compensate CHWs.