Volunteer community health workers (CHWs) are a major strategy for increasing access to and coverage of basic health interventions. Our village health worker training course reviews the process of training and continuing education of CHWs as an important component of involving communities in their own health service delivery. Participants will be guided through the steps of planning training and continuing education activities for village volunteers. The course draws on real-life examples from community-directed onchocerciasis control, village health worker programs, community case management efforts, peer educators programs and patent medicine vendor training programs, to name a few.
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I've been looking for a great TOT training as a public health professional. Thanks to the course coordinators for this well packaged program.
This course is fabulous if you have any intention of helping to train community health workers anywhere in the globe. Highly recommend.
Interesting and usable course for anyone who organized volunteer health workers in any setting.
Excellent course with insightful guidance and practical assignments.
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