"The umbrella term ‘Community Health Worker’ embraces a variety of community health aides selected, trained and working in the communities from which they come" (WHO, 2007). CHWs may be men or women, young or old, with high or low levels of literacy, salaried or volunteer, full-time or part-time.
CHWs are fundamental to the provision of primary preventive and curative health care, especially in rural areas where higher-level health professionals may not be available. It is essential that CHWs' basic information and learning needs are met to empower them to deliver effective care.
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