March 29th, 2013

1 Million Community Health Workers in sub-Saharan Africa by 2015

Global Health

By Prabhjot Singh, Jeffrey Sachs

During the past 10 years, community health workers (CHWs) have emerged as a focal point of international discussions of primary health-care systems. Although lay community-based health workers have been active for at least 60 years, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2000 prompted new discussion of how these workers can help to extend primary health care from facilities to communities.

Origninally published in The Lancet. Download PDF here.


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