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Community Health Workers (CHWs) are widely recognised as critical to meeting the health needs of people in low- and middle-income countries. 

Healthcare Information For All (HIFA) and the HSG Thematic Working Group on Supporting and Strengthening the Role of Community Health Workers in Health System Development invite you to a dynamic online discussion on CHWs centred around six key questions, which will take place on the HIFA discussion forum from January 16th - February 24th, 2017.

This  discussion is for anyone with an interest in the work of CHWs and the promotion of health in low- and middle-income countries. Input from CHWs, CHW trainers and programme managers, and people responsible for developing policy on CHWs is especially welcome.

The discussion will build on the learning from the recent Health Systems Research Symposium in Vancouver (November 2016) and current initiatives including the new WHO guideline on CHWs (in development). And it will lead into the Symposium on Community Health workers and their contribution towards the Sustainable Development Goals, 21-23 February 2017, Kampala, Uganda. Key points of the discussion will be presented at the Symposium, thereby providing an opportunity for people to input their experience even if they are not able to attend in person.

The discussion is organised by the HIFA Project on Community Health Workers, one of eight HIFA Projects led by HIFA volunteers, and they invite your suggestions on what themes/questions you would like the discussion to address. 

For further information and to join the online thematic discussion, Join HIFA.

We are happy to co-sponsor the online discussion aong with The Lancet, World Vision International and the USAID Assist Project.

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