community health workers (CHWs)

mothers2mothers (m2m) 2018 Evaluation

mothers2mothers (m2m) is an African NGO working towards the Global Goals of ensuring good health for all and ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. The organization focuses on three core client groups—women, children, and adolescents—serving those living with HIV, and also those who are HIV-negative but at high risk of infection. m2m delivers services by training and employing local women living with HIV as Community Health Workers called Mentor Mothers.

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Community care: Optimizing community services for an improved continuum of HIV care in South Africa

Community health workers, community-based care, and community outreach have long been recognized as essential to extending the reach of facility-based health care systems. In South Africa there is limited information about what services are available, where they are available, eligibility criteria, and how to access them. This report describes Project SOAR’s assessment of the reach and coordination of community services, and associations between specific community-based HIV-related services and facility-level HIV care and treatment outcomes in two districts in South Africa.

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Living on the frontline: How community health workers can help plug service delivery gaps in rural communities

Rural communities in low- and middle-income countries face specific challenges in accessing health care. And yet, these communities are often the most vulnerable and most in need. So how can we overcome these barriers to provide everyone with the health care they have a right to? How do we maximize the available healthcare resources to effectively address inequalities and ensure sustainable service delivery?
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Danya-Zee Pedra

South African Health Review 2018

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Health Systems Trust
The South African Health Review 2018 is now available. This year’s edition focuses on human resources for health - particularly innovative and practical solutions for ensuring adequate human resources in preparation for National Health Insurance (NHI) - and emphasises the need for sustainable progress in staffing the health sector if we are to achieve universal health coverage. Download the Review in its entirety or by individual chapter from the Health Systems Trust’s website.
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Isishwankathelo se-90-90-90 Umqulu wesi-4: Ukuba sempilweni kwam, ukuba sempilweni kwethu: Isikhokelo samalungu asekuhlaleni malunga nempilo elungileyo kwanokuzigcina usempilweni xa unesifo sexesha elide (chronic illness)

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Health Systems Trust

Ukuba sempilweni lilungelo lethu singabantu. Zininzi izinto esingazenza singabantu kwakunye nabahlali ukuzigcina sisempilweni kangangoko. Oku kuya kuqinisekisa ukuba singakwazi ukuphila impilo ende enolonwabo kwaye sinakekele abo sibathandayo.

Izifo ezifana neHIV ne-AIDS, isifo sephepha (TB), uxinzelelo oluphezulu lwegazi (‘ihigh-high’) nesifo seswekile (‘iswekile’) zingasenza ukuba sigule kakhulu, kwaye ukuba ngaba akukho nyango silufumanayo, singade sife ngenxa yezi zifo.

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The 90-90-90 Compendium Umqulu wesi-4: Impilo yami impilo yethu indlela yokuphila yomphakathi neyoqhubeka nempilo enhle kunezifo zembelesela

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Health Systems Trust

Ukuba nempilo kuyilungelo lethu njengabantu. Kunezinto eziningi esingazenza njengabantu ngabodwana kanye nemiphakathi ukuze sihlale siphile ngendlela esingakwazi ukuthi senze ngayo. Lokhu kuzoqinisekisa ukuthi singakwazi ukuphila impilo ende futhi enentokozo nokuthi singakwazi ukunakekela abathandiweyo kithi/ bethu.

Izifo ezifana Negciwane Lesandulela Ngculazi kanye Nesifo Sengculazi, isifo sofuba (TB), ukuphakama komfutho wegazi (i-‘high-high’) kungenza ukuthi umuntu agule kakhulu, futhi uma singatholi ukwelashwa, singabulawa yilezi zifo.

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The 90-90-90 Compendium Volume 4: The role of communities and individuals in combatting the epidemic

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Health Systems Trust

This volume of Health Systems Trust’s 90-90-90 Compendium offers a handy resource for community health workers and caregivers, community-based and faith-based organisations, and other networked associations, to share with community members about their role in combating the HIV epidemic.

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The 90-90-90 Compendium Volume 4: Healthy me, healthy us: a guide for community members about good health and staying healthy with chronic illness

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Health Systems Trust

This volume of Health Systems Trust’s 90-90-90 Compendium offers a handy resource for community health workers and caregivers, community-based and faith-based organisations, and other networked associations, to share with community members about good health and staying healthy with chronic illness.

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Qualitative assessment of facilitators and barriers to HIV programme implementation by community health workers in Mopani district, South Africa

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Naidoo, N., Zuma, N., et al.

South Africa has implemented a community-based HIV programme (CBHP) in its primary healthcare (PHC) re-engineering strategy that aims to improve public healthcare delivery. This CBHP is delivered by ward-based outreach teams (WBOTs); provision of community HIV services comprises an important component of this programme. We conducted an exploratory study to determine the facilitators and barriers to successful implementation of this CBHP in rural Mopani District, South Africa.

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"It is not possible to go inside and have a discussion": how fear of stigma affects delivery of community-based support for children's HIV care

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Busza, J., Simms, V., et al.

Caregivers mediate children's access to HIV care and their adherence to treatment. Support for caregivers may improve health outcomes in children, but fear of HIV stigma and discrimination can affect both uptake and delivery of support services. Within a trial evaluating community-based support for caregivers of newly HIV diagnosed children in Harare, Zimbabwe, we conducted a longitudinal qualitative study to explore how stigma affected delivery and acceptance of the intervention.

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