Resources

The Financing Alliance for Health provide a platform to share resources that will support governments and NGOs in their efforts to strengthen community health financing programmes. 

 
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What do we know about community-based health worker programs? A systematic review of existing reviews on community health workers

This publication synthesizes the findings of reviews that have been published regarding community health workers. This was commissioned by the World Health Organization as part of a two-year effort of the World Health Organization to develop guidelines for countries to develop and strengthen their CHW programs. The article can be downloaded here:

Scott et. al, (2018) What do we know about community-based health worker programs? A systematic review of existing reviews on community health workers.

 

Comprehensive Review of the Evidence Regarding the Effectiveness of Community-based Primary Health Care in Improving Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health: related resources

An 8-article series entitled “Comprehensive Review of the Evidence Regarding the Effectiveness of Community-based Primary Health Care in Improving Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health” first published in the Journal of Global Health and its related resources can be downloaded below.

Complete CBPHC Supplement without Appendices

YouTube: Engaging communities for improving mothers’ and children’s health 1

YouTube: Engaging communities for improving mothers’ and children’s health 2

Seminar given at Johns Hopkins about the maternal and neonatal health components of the series, 29 November 2017

CBPHC Review Poster 1

CBPHC Review Poster 2

Lives of mothers and children that could be saved by expanding the coverage of community-based interventions

This article estimates how many lives of mothers and their young offspring that could be saved by expanding the population coverage of evidence-based interventions that community health workers can provide outside of facilities in the 73 countries of the world with 97% of the world’s maternal deaths, stillbirths, and deaths of live born children younger than 5 years of age. Using the Lives Saved Tool (LiST), we estimate that there would be 32% fewer deaths if the population coverage of these interventions were expanded to 90%. Download the article below.

Expanding the population coverage of evidence–based interventions with community health workers to save the lives of mothers and children: an analysis of potential global impact using the Lives Saved Tool (LiST)

National Community Health Worker Programs of Brazil, Ethiopia and Nepal: THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH AND PRIMARY HEALTH CARE

This report reviews the available evidence concerning the operational characteristics and effectiveness of three national community health worker (CHW) programs from Latin America (Brazil), Africa (Ethiopia) and Asia (Nepal). These programs have achieved national reach, and their countries have become global leaders in improving the health of their mothers and children as well as in expanding access to primary health care. Download this report below.

A comprehensive description of three national community health worker programs and their contributions to maternal and child health and primary care by Henry B. Perry et al.

For more information contact: Henry Perry, Senior Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

 

Community-level Human Resources for Health: Return on Investment and Pathway to Universal Health Coverage in Sub-Saharan Africa 

This paper makes the case for why countries in Africa should invest in community-level human resources for health as one of the most effective investments not only for improving health but also for promoting economic growth and broader socioeconomic development. Download this paper below.

Community-level Human Resources for Health: Return on Investment and Pathway to Universal Health Coverage in Sub-Saharan Africa by Henry B. Perry and Sennen Hounton

For more information contact: Henry Perry, Senior Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

 

CHW Report 2016 - Frontline Health Workers Coalition: Prioritizing Community Health Worker Data for Informed Decision-Making

To optimize the role of community health workers (CHWs) in expanding equitable access to health services and meeting the SDG targets, country governments—with support from their global and local partners—must improve data on CHWs to gain the necessary information to strengthen support, planning, and decision-making.

In a policy analysis released in November 2016, the Frontline Health Workers Coalition calls for governments and all stakeholders to come together to advocate for and deliver the data on health workers, including CHWs, that will foster the enabling policy environments and programs needed to address the most severe access gap. Download this paper below.

Prioritizing Community Health Worker Data For Informed Decision-Making, November 2016

For more information visit: https://www.frontlinehealthworkers.org

 

C/CAN 2025 City Cancer Challenge Financing Sustainable City Cancer Treatment Infrastructure Report

This report is intended to support city leaders who are looking to finance cancer infrastructure, including those that are a part of C/Can 2025. ‘C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge’ is a multi-sectoral initiative through which all city stakeholders will be engaged in the design, planning and implementation of cancer treatment solutions. This report identifies the financing tools that city leaders can use to develop sustainable cancer infrastructure. Download this report below.

Financing Sustainable City Cancer Treatment Infrastructure Report