Dear HIFA Colleagues, I also whole heartedly support the integration of CBR into Primary Health Care (PHC), and add to the Job description of CHWs.
There are two points which should be taken into consideration as follow:
1) the size of the population of catchment area of CHWs should be reduced,
2) a skillful mid level technical person on CBR should be added to the supervisory team of the CHWs at the Community Health Center.
Supportive reasons for the integration is cost effectiveness and afford ability, specially in LMIC, and the nature of comprehensiveness of PHC.
Kindest regards, Dr. Mohammad Ali Barzegar.
HIFA profile: Mohammad Ali Barzegar is an initiator of Primary Health Care in Iran since 1971, and Representative of People's Health Movement (PHM) Iran. His interest include 45 years of national & international experiences on PHC, Sustainable Development and Public Health. barzgar89 AT yahoo.com