There are just 10 days to go until an international crowd with an interest in community health workers convene in Kampala. REACHOUT are delighted to be a co-sponsor of the event and we have a busy schedule of presentations and sessions. We hope that you will come along and meet with us. It is a great opportunity for sharing, learning, and networking!
Maryse Kok (KIT) will give the keynote presentation on Thursday 23 February where she will speak on, “Community health workers – optimizing the benefits of their unique position between communities and the health sector.”
Wednesday 22 February, in the Nile Hall, from 09.00-10.30 we will hold a panel on trust and the Sustainable Development Goals where we will explore the multiple relationships shaping Community Health Workers’ experiences and performance. The session is a chance to learn more about how the software components of the health systems (including ideas and interests, relationships and power, values and norms) shape the relationships between community health workers and their respective communities and other actors in the health sector. Feelings of connectedness, familiarity, serving the same goals - have effects on community health worker performance, influencing self-esteem, attitudes, and agency, in addition to motivation and satisfaction. We have speakers from Indonesia, Malawi, Kenya, Bangladesh, and Ethiopia!
REACHOUT staff will be delivering papers in a range of sessions throughout the conference. You can find a comprehensive list of our presentations here!
On Tuesday 21 February from 17:30 - 18:00 in Sezibwa Hall there will also be a chance to meet members of the Health Systems Global Thematic Working Group on Supporting and Strengthening the Role of Community Health Workers in Health Systems Development. We are all members and we hope to see you there!
This project is funded by the European Union.