Archive Community Health Worker

Strengthening Systems to Fight Malaria in Guatemala

To achieve the objective of eliminating malaria in Guatemala, timely access to appropriate treatment is a key strategy for the Ministry of Health. One of the mainstays of this strategy is the network of community volunteers who provide diagnosis and treatment for malaria in their communities.  After an assessment identifying weaknesses in the management of … Read more

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Health Workers Save Lives Daily—If We Train, Support, and Empower Them

On March 26, Dr. Maheen Malik, Senior Technical Advisor for the US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program and Management Sciences for Health (MSH), briefed the Congressional Women’s Caucus on strengthening the health workforce in fragile countries. This blog is re-posted from the MSH website. It … Read more

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Assessing the Supply of Essential Medicines at the Community Level

Children under five in developing countries are susceptible to contracting illnesses like malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhea. For many, accessing a health care center to obtain treatment can be over a day’s commute or more resulting in a lack of access to medicines. In such situations, trained community health workers (CHW) pick up supplies and medications … Read more

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Integration of Community Health Workers in Mali’s Essential Medicines Information and Logistics Management System

The Direction de la Pharmacie et du Médicament (DPM; Directorate of Pharmacy and Medicines), with technical and financial support provided by the Systems for Improved Access to Ph armaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program, organized a workshop at the Hotel Club de Sélingué, March 11–15, 2013, to develop a standard operating procedures (SOP) manual for the logistics … Read more

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