Maryse C Kok, Hermen Ormel, Jacqueline EW Broerse, Sumit Kane, Ireen Namakhoma, Lilian Otiso, Mohsin Sidat, Aschenaki Zerihun, Miriam Taegtmeyer, Sally Theobald and Marjolein Dieleman (2016) Optimizing the benefits of Community Health Workers’ unique position between communities and the health sector: a comparative analysis on factors shaping relationships in four countries, poster given at the 2016 Global Symposium on Health Systems Research
Community health workers (CHWs) have a unique position between communities and the health sector. The strength of CHWs’ relationships with both sides influences their motivation and performance. Optimal performance of CHWs contributes to the quality of frontline health services, which are essential for building resilient and responsive health systems. This qualitative comparative study aimed at understanding similarities and differences in how relationships between CHWs, communities and the health sector were shaped in different Sub-Sahara African settings.
This project is funded by the European Union.