Rwanda’s evolving community health worker system: a qualitative assessment of client and provider perspectives

by Jeanine Condo, Catherine Mugeni, Brienna Naughton et al.
Human Resources for Health, 2014 12:71 – Published: 13 December 2014

7 pp. 284 kB

Community health workers (CHWs) can play important roles in primary health care delivery, particularly in settings of health workforce shortages. This study highlights the challenges and areas in need of improvement as perceived by CHWs and beneficiaries, in regards to a nationwide scale-up of CHW interventions in a resource-challenged country. Identifying and understanding these barriers, and addressing them accordingly, particularly within the context of performance-based financing, will serve to strengthen the current CHW system and provide key guidance for the continuing evolution of the CHW system in Rwanda.


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