Resource Spotlight: Role of Community Health Workers in Improving Child Health Programmes in Mali
Mortality of children under the age of five remains one of the most important public health challenges in developing countries. In rural settings, the promotion of household and community health practices through community health workers (CHWs) is among the key strategies to improve child health. Compared with health facilities, CHWs are geographically closer and are available when health facilities are closed. As so, they can help ensure that home-based treatment for children is appropriate.
The objective of this study was to assess the performance of CHWs in the promotion of basic child heath services in rural Mali. It gives a better understanding of the contribution of CHWs concerning knowledge and practice of child illness at the household level and the potential barriers and facilitating factors linked to this. [adapted from author]
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The HRH Global Resource Center has other resources on this topic including:
- Community-Based Distribution of Injectable Contraceptives in Malawi
- Community Care Worker Mangement Policy Framework 2009
- Community-Based Health Workers Can Safely and Effectively Administer Injectable Contraceptives
For additional resources on this topic, visit the Community Health Workers subject category.
Past Resource Spotlights
- Conceptual and Practical Foundations of Gender and Human Resources for Health
- Handbook on Monitoring and Evaluation of Human Resources for Health with Special Applications for Low and Middle Income Countries
- Human Resources for Health (HRH) Basics