CHWs (6) Is there a difference between CHWs in urban and those in rural contexts? (2)

22 October, 2019

Hi Dr Lilian Otiso,

Yes, there are some differences between the urban and rural CHWs program that we have in Ethiopia too. You can find brief overview from this paper,

I am conducting a study to explore the role of both the rural and urban Ethiopia health extension workers in NCDs prevention and management services. Though I am still in data collection process, happy to share some preliminary findings in later times.

Best regards,


Azeb Tesema

Research Associate, PhD student

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HIFA profile: Azeb Tesema is a Research Associate and PhD student at The George Institute for Global Health in Australia. Professional interests: I am research associate and PhD student at the George Institute for Global Health, Australia and University of New South Wales, Sydney. I was working as an Assistance Professor of Public Health at Mekelle University, Ethiopia. My professional interest is on strengthening health system, primary health care delivery, and health promotion. My PhD research focus on understanding and strengthening the primary health care for non-communicable disease prevention, control and management in Africa, special focus on the Ethiopia health extension program. I am current using the WHO CHW guideline to understand the new role of the Ethiopia Health Extension Workers (HEWs) in the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases in Ethiopia. Email address: atesema AT