Dear HIFA community,
I'm a researcher who works on Community Health Workers in India. My PhD focused on the drivers of performance of one of the CHW cadres in India: Anganwadi workers [*see note below]. I then worked on a FLW grant by Oxford Policy Management, funded by the Gates foundation synthesizing evidence on the performance of FLWs in India.
I'm keen to network with other researchers who are working on CHWs around the world.
HIFA profile: Aparna John is a researcher who works on Community Health Workers in India. Her PhD, which she successfully defended early 2018, focused on the drivers of performance of one of the CHW cadres in India: Anganwadi workers. She later worked on a FLW grant by Oxford Policy Management, funded by the Gates Foundation. She is based in Witney, Oxfordshire, UK and is keen to network with others. She is a memmber of the HIFA working group on CHWs. john.aparna AT gmail.com
[*Note from HIFA moderator (Neil PW): 'Anganwadi is a type of rural child care centre in India. They were started by the Indian government in 1975 as part of the Integrated Child Development Services program to combat child hunger and malnutrition. Anganwadi means "courtyard shelter" in Indian languages. A typical Anganwadi centre provides basic health care in a village...' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anganwadi ]