Achieving Child Survival Goals: Potential Contribution of Community Health Workers


 
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English

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Haines A et al.

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The Lancet

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369

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This article discusses the potential contribution of community health workers to child survival rates. Several trials show substantial reductions in child mortality, particularly through case management of ill children by these types of community interventions. However, community health workers require focussed tasks, adequate remuneration, training, supervision, and the active involvement of the communities in which they work. This article discusses the need for evaluation of programmes for community health workers. [from summary]


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