COVID-19 Series: Community Health Workers

COVID-19 Series: Community Health Workers

This rapid literature review on community health workers is part of a COVID-19 series of publications from Maintains.

Community health workers (CHWs) form the bridge between communities and health systems, especially in low resource or remote settings. They are central to the delivery of essential health services, and are also an indispensable part of the health workforce during health emergencies. This rapid literature review explores the barriers and facilitators affecting CHW response to epidemics, based on learning from previous outbreaks. It identifies opportunities to strengthen the role of CHWs in shock-responsive health systems.

Authored by Shuchi Srinivasan and Radhika Arora.

All Maintains evidence and articles relating to COVID-19 can be found here.

Full title: COVID-19 Series: Community Health Workers
Published by: Maintains
Country: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Global, Kenya, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Uganda
Sector: Health
Type of resource: Literature review
Date produced: May 2020
File type: PDF

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