Publish Date: January 2017
This overview of large-scale community health worker (CHW) programs from 13 countries — Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe — aims to inform policymakers and program implementers in designing, implementing, scaling up, and strengthening large-scale CHW programs. CHW programs, by their very nature, are a product of the local context because many geographical, historical, cultural, social and health-system factors influence how CHW programs emerge and evolve. Thus, as is appropriate for a guide such as this, these case studies provide examples of how CHW programs emerge and operate in regions throughout the world—Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and South America.
Case Studies of Large-Scale Community Health Worker Programs (911 downloads)