Impact of community health workers: Current evidence base and essential focus areas

Impact of community health workers: Current evidence base and essential focus areas

Community health workers (CHW) are receiving growing attention as programs led by governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are implemented around the world. This webinar will ask: As countries scale up CHW programs, where is a stronger evidence base needed to support policy development and programs? How can existing evidence be better translated into action?

Watch the video of a lively panel discussion where you can hear more about:

  • CHW commitment at the 3rd Global HRH Forum, with an emphasis on expanding the evidence base for CHW programs.
  • The NGO community’s CHW Principles of Practice and its focus on supporting CHW research.
  • Challenges faced by national CHW programs in a range of African and Asian countries, and the alignment of research to these real world problems.
  • A new reference guide on large-scale development and strengthening of CHW programs.

Panellists

  • Diana Frymus, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Maryse Kok, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
  • Herman Ormel, REACHOUT Consortium
  • Polly Walker, World Vision
  • Henry Perry, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

This webinar is organized by the Health Systems Global Thematic Working Group on supporting and strengthening the role of community health workers in health system development.