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WHO Guideline on health policy and system support to optimize community health worker programmes
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Porignon, Denis mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Santé publique : aspects spécifiques >]
Organisation mondiale de la Santé
[en] Community Health Workers ; Policy ; Guideline
[en] Addressing health workforce shortage, maldistribution and performance challenges is essential for progress towards all health-related goals, including universal health coverage. Further, the health sector has the potential to be a driver of economic growth through the creation of qualified employment opportunities, in particular for women.
Effective health workforce strategies include the education and deployment of a diverse and sustainable skills mix, harnessing in some contexts the potential of community health workers (CHWs) operating in interprofessional primary care teams. However, the support for CHWs and their integration into health systems and communities are uneven across and within countries; good-practice examples are not necessarily replicated and policy options for which there is greater evidence of effectiveness are not uniformly adopted. Conversely, successful delivery of services through CHWs requires evidence-based models for education, deployment and management of these health workers.
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