CHS, Commune Health Station; DHC, District Health Center; DPMC, District Preventive Medicine Center; EBS, event-based surveillance; PPMC, Provincial Preventive Medicine Center; VHW, village health worker
It consists of health workers, paid and unpaid, professional and lay, experienced and inexperienced, including traditional birth attendants, village health workers
, peer supporters, community volunteers and health extension workers (WHO, 2016).
Nurses and village health workers
can initiate treatment with co-artemether upon diagnosis using these RDT kits.
Official figures show there are 1,455 village health workers
in Gulu, 82% of who have been trained, for a population of almost 400,000 people.
18.6% of women under the age of 20 report receiving no antenatal care at all; although 25.5% report antenatal care from a doctor, 25.3% from a nurse/ midwife, 14% from a health assistant/auxiliary health worker, 11.8% from a maternal and child health worker, 2.3% from a village health worker
, 0.1% from a traditional birth attendant, and 2.1% from a female community health volunteer.
Assessment of the village health workers
in sample Question ([dagger]) (% yes) Villages Village health worker
In the early 90s I began training village health workers
in Zambia, Malawi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
"Another strategy is to train our DOH representative assigned in clustered areas and even some village health workers
on how to assess surrenderers.
It will also provide training for families on farming techniques to grow drought-resistant crops and for nurses and village health workers
on how to spot and prevent malnutrition.
One strategy aimed at improving health care-seeking behavior and PEP acceptance is training village health workers
to educate community members, including pregnant and breastfeeding women, regarding treatment options for rabies and the safety of PEP.
At the beginning of the 3-year project, village health workers
were aware of changing weather patterns, even if unaware of anthropogenic climate change.