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Volume 19 Supplement 3

Community Health Workers at the Dawn of a New Era

Research

Publication costs were covered by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Supplement Editors were not involved in the peer review for any article that they co-authored. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no other competing interests.

Edited by Joseph Zulu and Henry B. Perry.

  1. There is now rapidly growing global awareness of the potential of large-scale community health worker (CHW) programmes not only for improving population health but, even more importantly, for accelerating the ...

    Authors: Joseph M. Zulu and Henry B. Perry

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 3):130

    Content type: Introduction

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  2. Community health worker (CHW) programmes are again receiving more attention in global health, as reflected in important recent WHO guidance. However, there is a risk that current CHW programme efforts may resu...

    Authors: Stephen Hodgins, Maryse Kok, David Musoke, Simon Lewin, Lauren Crigler, Karen LeBan and Henry B. Perry

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 3):109

    Content type: Review

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  3. Community health workers (CHWs) play a critical role in grassroots healthcare and are essential for achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals. While there is a critical shortage of essential h...

    Authors: Muhammad Mahmood Afzal, George W. Pariyo, Zohra S. Lassi and Henry B. Perry

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 3):103

    Content type: Review

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  4. This is the fourth of our 11-paper supplement on “Community Health Workers at the Dawn of New Era”. Here, we first make the case for investing in health programmes, second for investing in human resources for ...

    Authors: Lizah Masis, Angela Gichaga, Tseday Zerayacob, Chunling Lu and Henry B. Perry

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 3):107

    Content type: Review

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  5. This is the fifth of our 11-paper supplement on “Community Health Workers at the Dawn of a New Era.” When planning new community health worker (CHW) roles or expanding existing roles, programme planners need t...

    Authors: Claire Glenton, Dena Javadi and Henry B. Perry

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 3):128

    Content type: Review

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  6. This is the sixth of our 11-paper supplement entitled “Community Health Workers at the Dawn of New Era”. Expectations of community health workers (CHWs) have expanded in recent years to encompass a wider array...

    Authors: Meike J. Schleiff, Iain Aitken, Mohammad Ariful Alam, Zufan Abera Damtew and Henry B. Perry

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 3):113

    Content type: Review

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  7. Supervision is essential for optimizing performance and motivation of community health workers (CHWs). This paper, the seventh in our series, “Community health workers at the dawn of a new era”, supplements th...

    Authors: Carey Westgate, David Musoke, Lauren Crigler and Henry B. Perry

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 3):114

    Content type: Review

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  8. This is the eighth in our series of 11 papers on “CHWs at the Dawn of a New Era”. Community health worker (CHW) incentives and remuneration are core issues that affect the performance of individual CHWs and th...

    Authors: Christopher J. Colvin, Steve Hodgins and Henry B. Perry

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 3):106

    Content type: Review

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  9. This is the ninth paper in our series, “Community Health Workers at the Dawn of a New Era”. Community health workers (CHWs) are in an intermediary position between the health system and the community. While th...

    Authors: Karen LeBan, Maryse Kok and Henry B. Perry

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 3):116

    Content type: Review

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  10. While the evidence supporting the effectiveness of community health worker (CHW) programmes is substantial, there is also considerable evidence that many of these programmes have notable weaknesses that need t...

    Authors: Maryse Kok, Lauren Crigler, David Musoke, Madeleine Ballard, Steve Hodgins and Henry B. Perry

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 3):108

    Content type: Review

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  11. This is the concluding paper of our 11-paper supplement, “Community health workers at the dawn of a new era”.

    Authors: Henry B. Perry, Mushtaque Chowdhury, Miriam Were, Karen LeBan, Lauren Crigler, Simon Lewin, David Musoke, Maryse Kok, Kerry Scott, Madeleine Ballard and Steve Hodgins

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 3):111

    Content type: Review

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