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The missing piece: quality in community health programmes

Otiso, Lilian, Gitahi, Githinji, Nambiar, Bejoy, Bruce Kumar, Meghan and Doyle, Vicki (2019) 'The missing piece: quality in community health programmes'. Lancet Global Health, Vol 7, Issue 3, p. 306.

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The recent WHO guidelines for optimising community health worker (CHW) programmes in health systems (December, 2018) are a welcome addition to the discourse on the contribution of CHWs to universal health coverage (UHC). These guidelines formalise the view that CHWs are a core component of expanding access to health care, while recognising that CHWs too often remain sidelined by the general health system. CHWs need to be integrated into the health workforce if the aspiration of UHC is to be realised; however, the overall quality of care delivered by CHW programmes is variable across settings.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WA Public Health > Health Administration and Organization > WA 530 International health administration
WA Public Health > Health Administration and Organization > WA 546 Local Health Administration. Community Health Services
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > International Public Health Department
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Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2019 15:57
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2019 11:45


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