Community health workers


Key resource

Community Health Workers and other Front Line Health Workers: Moving from Fragmentation to Synergy to achieve Universal Health Coverage

A joint partner commitment on a CHW Framework for Partner Action, was announced at the third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health. The joint commitment has strong relevance and application for all partners’ organizations, entities, institutions, networks and governments engaged in policies, strategies and programs that relate to CHWs and other FLHWs.

A framework for partners’ harmonised support

This paper is one of three Working Papers commissioned by Global Health Workforce Alliance to provide a platform for discussion around how better to capture synergies, harmonize support and address knowledge gaps in planning, developing and delivering on Community Health Worker (CHW) programs.

Monitoring and accountability platform - for national governments and global partners In developing, implementing, and managing CHW programs

This paper is one of three Working Papers commissioned by Global Health Workforce Alliance to provide a platform for discussion around how better to capture synergies, harmonize support and address knowledge gaps in planning, developing and delivering on Community Health Worker (CHW) programs.

Knowledge gaps and a need based Global Research Agenda by 2015

This paper is one of three Working Papers commissioned by Global Health Workforce Alliance to provide a platform for discussion around how better to capture synergies, harmonize support and address knowledge gaps in planning, developing and delivering on Community Health Worker (CHW) programs.

SYNTHESIS PAPER

With efforts coordinate by the Global Health Workforce Alliance, this synthesis paper highlights the synergies among the outcomes of the four community health worker events held in 2012. It aims develop a set of common messages to promote harmonized response and collaborative support for improved access to, and performance of community health workers.

Global Experience of Community Health Workers for Delivery of Health Related Millennium Development Goals: A Systematic Review, Country Case Studies, and Recommendations for Integration into National Health Systems

This report is the result of a the global systematic review conducted by the Alliance in April 2010. The report focuses on key aspects of CHW programs, encompassing typology of CHWs, selection, training, supervision, standards for evaluation and certification, deployment pat­terns, in-service training, performance, and impact assessment.

Community Health Workers - Key messages

Series of key messages developed by a group of experts convened by the Alliance in April 2010. These key messages were identified around the following three areas: the planning, production and deployment; attraction and retention; and performance management of CHW.

Scaling-up the Community-Based Health Workforce for Emergencies

This Joint Statement was developed by the Global Health Workforce Alliance together with the WHO, IFRC, UNHCR, UNICEF and WHO. It aims at drawing attention to the vital role played by CHWs in emergency risk management; promoting the scale-up, training and involvement of CHWs; and reinforcing the community-based health workforce.


Related knowledge products

Planning, production and deployment of CHWs:

Attraction and retention of CHWs:

Performance management of CHWs: