An integrated approach of community health worker support for HIV/AIDS and TB care in Mozambique.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/75118
Title:
An integrated approach of community health worker support for HIV/AIDS and TB care in Mozambique.
Authors:
Simon, S; Chu, K; Frieden, M; Candrinho, B; Ford, N; Schneider, H; Biot, M
Journal:
BMC International Health and Human Rights
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The need to scale up treatment for HIV/AIDS has led to a revival in community health workers to help alleviate the health human resource crisis in sub-Saharan Africa. Community health workers have been employed in Mozambique since the 1970s, performing disparate and fragmented activities, with mixed results. METHODS: A participant-observer description of the evolution of community health worker support to the health services in Angonia district, Mozambique. RESULTS: An integrated community health team approach, established jointly by the Ministry of Health and Medecins Sans Frontieres in 2007, has improved accountability, relevance, and geographical access for basic health services. CONCLUSIONS: The community health team has several advantages over 'disease-specific' community health worker approaches in terms of accountability, acceptability, and expanded access to care.
Issue Date:
17-Jul-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/75118
DOI:
10.1186/1472-698X-9-13
PubMed ID:
19615049
Language:
en
ISSN:
1472-698X
Appears in Collections:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSimon, S-
dc.contributor.authorChu, K-
dc.contributor.authorFrieden, M-
dc.contributor.authorCandrinho, B-
dc.contributor.authorFord, N-
dc.contributor.authorSchneider, H-
dc.contributor.authorBiot, M-
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-23T09:32:56Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-23T09:32:56Z-
dc.date.issued2009-07-17-
dc.identifier.citationAn integrated approach of community health worker support for HIV/AIDS and TB care in Mozambique. 2009, 9 (1):13notBMC Int Health Hum Rightsen
dc.identifier.issn1472-698X-
dc.identifier.pmid19615049-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1472-698X-9-13-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/75118-
dc.description.abstractABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The need to scale up treatment for HIV/AIDS has led to a revival in community health workers to help alleviate the health human resource crisis in sub-Saharan Africa. Community health workers have been employed in Mozambique since the 1970s, performing disparate and fragmented activities, with mixed results. METHODS: A participant-observer description of the evolution of community health worker support to the health services in Angonia district, Mozambique. RESULTS: An integrated community health team approach, established jointly by the Ministry of Health and Medecins Sans Frontieres in 2007, has improved accountability, relevance, and geographical access for basic health services. CONCLUSIONS: The community health team has several advantages over 'disease-specific' community health worker approaches in terms of accountability, acceptability, and expanded access to care.en
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BMC international Health and Human Rights and Open Accessen
dc.titleAn integrated approach of community health worker support for HIV/AIDS and TB care in Mozambique.en
dc.identifier.journalBMC International Health and Human Rightsen

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