Resource Spotlight: Strategies for Costing, Implementing, and Sustaining CHW programs: An In-Depth Look at Financing

Photo courtesy of Trevor Snapp,CapacityPlus/IntraHealth International
Photo courtesy of Trevor Snapp,
CapacityPlus/IntraHealth International

This is the fifth chapter of the CHW Reference Guide, produced under the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program, the United States Agency for International Development Bureau for Global Health’s flagship maternal, neonatal and child health project.

The latest feature on CHW Central summarizes Chapter 5 of the CHW Reference Guide. It asks and provides guidance to four key questions:

  1. What are the elements of CHW programs that need to be included in cost calculations?
  2. What are the full costs of CHW programs?
  3. What are the different options for the financing of CHW programs and the strengths and limitations of each option? What are some examples of how CHW programs have been financed?
  4. What guidance can be given to assure that financing becomes a sustainable positive element in CHW program development?

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