Community health workers

Community health workers play a pivotal role in many health systems by providing an essential link between people and health services. Ethiopia has formalized the role of community health workers and created an innovative community-based health extension program (HEP) to improve access to health...

As USAID’s global health workforce flagship program, HRH2030 is providing strategic thought leadership, communication, and implementation support to strengthen community health worker (CHW) programs. Several USAID partners make significant contributions to sustaining and scaling high-quality CHW programs supported by health and community systems at...

Community health workers play a big role many countries’ overall health status, which is one of the reasons why the WHO guideline on health policy and system support to optimize community health worker programmes was heralded when it was released on October 2018. The...