CHWs (29) Role of CHWs in caring for older persons

7 June, 2019

I did not see the guidelines on CHW but I agree with the sentiments that they need to be contextualized even within countries and between programmes. I am especially interested in the role that CHWs can play in health of the rising number of older persons, given that the nature of their health and medical conditions (including mental health and disability), and the WHO advisory to restructure services from hospital based to community based. I would love to work with those interested in this area, especially to design, develop and implement a training curriculum and other support tools.

Stephen Okeyo, Kenya

HIFA profile: Stephen Okeyo is the Dean at Great Lakes University of Kisumu-Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development (TICH) in Kenya. Professional interests: Reproductive Health; Public/Community Health (community based approaches); Health Policy and Systems; Quality of care; Academic Management and Leadership; Research Email address: okeyo2012 AT