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What do community health workers have to say about their work, and how can this inform improved programme design? A case study with CHWs within KenyaGlobal Health Action, 2015Community health workers (CHWs) are used increasingly in the world to address shortages of health workers and the lack of a pervasive national health system. However, while their role is often described at a policy level, it is not clear how these ideals are instantiated in practice, how best to support this work, or how the work is interpreted by local actors.Document
Perceptions of health stakeholders on task shifting and motivation of community health workers in different socio demographic contexts in Kenya (nomadic, peri-urban and rural agrarian)2014The shortage of health professionals in low income countries is recognized as a crisis. Community health workers are part of a “task-shift” strategy to address this crisis. Task shifting in this paper refers to the delegation of tasks from health professionals to lay, trained volunteers.DocumentConsortium for Research on Equitable Health Systems, 2008This policy brief, by the Consortium for Research on Equitable Health Systems (CREHS), looks at the challenges of implementing the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy in Kenya.