World AIDS Day (9) WHO: Innovative WHO HIV testing recommendations aim to expand treatment coverage (4)

2 December, 2019

Dear Halima,

Thank you for sharing this. HIV colleagues shared a number of key messages in their World AIDS Day campaign (, including a focus on the contributions of communities and their community health workers.

In the coming months, WHO will publish a new evidence guide on HIV services that CHWs can deliver safely and effectively. It is the result of collaboration between the WHO Health Workforce department – derived from the CHW Guideline – and the WHO HIV department and their substantive selection of guideline products.

Those interested in receiving this product and/or the derivative product on CHWs in HIV, TB and malaria, please contact

Kind regards,


Catherine Kane

Community Health Worker Guideline Communications & Advocacy

Human Resources for Health Policies & Standards

Health Workforce Department

World Health Organization

Avenue Appia 20, CH-1211 Geneva 27

HIFA profile: Catherine Kane is a member of the WHO Health Workforce team, responsible for advocacy and dissemination of the Guideline on health policy and system support to optimize community health worker programmes. She has experience with community health worker programmes at strategic and operational levels through WHO, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and at one point as a social worker supporting migrant communities. She is a member of the HIFA working group on CHWs. Twitter: readycat