COVID-19 Sector - Maintains

Brief
Community health worker in the Korail slum, Dhaka, Bangladesh Credit: Lucy Milmo, DFID
Community health worker in the Korail slum, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Credit: Lucy Milmo/DFID
COVID-19 Series: On the front line – community health workers and infectious disease outbreaks
5 May 2020

Community health workers (CHWs) are central to the delivery of essential health services and indispensable during health emergencies. This summary of a rapid literature review on CHWs identifies opportunities to strengthen their role in shock-responsive health systems.

Community health worker in the Korail slum, Dhaka, Bangladesh Credit: Lucy Milmo, DFID
Community health worker in the Korail slum, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Credit: Lucy Milmo/DFID
Literature review
Meeting Makamie's local villagers, Sierra Leone. Credit: Corporal Paul Shaw/MOD
Meeting Makamie's local villagers, Sierra Leone.
Credit: Corporal Paul Shaw/MOD
COVID-19 Series: Community Health Workers
May 2020

This rapid literature review on the role of community health workers (CHWs) is part of a COVID-19 series of publications from Maintains. It explores the barriers and facilitators affecting the response of CHWs to epidemics and identifies opportunities to strengthen their role in shock-responsive health systems. Authored by Shuchi Srinivasan and Radhika Arora.

Meeting Makamie's local villagers, Sierra Leone. Credit: Corporal Paul Shaw/MOD
Meeting Makamie's local villagers, Sierra Leone.
Credit: Corporal Paul Shaw/MOD
Oxford Policy Management
UKAid
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