Health Extension Workers In Ethiopia

Please join us for an inaugural meeting of the Health Systems Global Thematic Working Group on Community Health Workers!

Where? The Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Cape Town on the Roof Terrace

When? September 30, 2014 from 09.00 – 11.00

Are you involved in Community Health Worker research, policy or practice? New members welcome!

The Health Systems Global Thematic Working Group on ‘Supporting and Strengthening the Role of Community Health Workers in Health System Development’ (TWG) was formed in early 2014. In an environment of increased attention being put towards community health worker cadres, more evidence and shared learning from different contexts is needed to support the roll-out and functioning of community health worker programs.

The aims of the meeting are to:

  • Provide an overview of the TWG’s goals and objectives
  • Discuss actions and activities of the TWG
  • Discuss priority items for Community Health Worker research
  • Share what we know about Community Health Worker-focused content at this year’s Symposium.

Agenda and format:

09.00 – 09.15

Introduction and welcome from the Chairs

09.15 – 09.30

Presentation of Goals and Objectives of the TWG

09.30 – 09.45

Time for questions and answers and feedback

09.45 – 10.15

Series of small group discussions on 1. TWG activity planning 2. Community Health Worker research priorities

10.15 – 10.45

Small group feedback

10.45 – 11.00

Overview of what’s happening on Community Health Workers during the conference


Photo ©UNICEF Ethiopia\2013\Westerbeek 



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