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Development of Egypt’s National Community Health Worker Strategy: Optimizing a Historical Program for the Future

Publish Date: August 2019
Author: MCSP

Egypt’s Raedat Refiat (“village pioneer”) program is a national community health worker (CHW) program that promotes preventive and primary health care services. Growing from 5,000 CHW positions in 1994 to more than 14,000 positions at present, the program is intended to reach more than one-third of women of reproductive age. In 2015, the CHW program was assessed with funding from USAID/Egypt, the Ministry of Health and Population, and other partners, including MCSP.