CHWs (51) Reflections on CHW Discussion Week 1 (3)

11 June, 2019

Thanks as always, Joseph, for your contribution.

One clarifying question: out of all of these different cadre of CHP/CHO/CHEW/JCHEWs in Nigeria, which are based in the communities they are from? You said they have training in schools/colleges of Technology. I assume that these are in larger metropolitan areas and not in rural villages? And are all of them going door-to-door, or some are based at health centers?

Nigeria and Ethiopia (and other countries I assume) have these tiered levels of CHWs. That surely seems like the way to go, albeit slight differences based on context. Are there resources/articles comparing these models? Perhaps CHW Central has some good examples they can point us toward in order to learn more?

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