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CHW Regional Meeting | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 19-21, 2012

Bjerregaard D | Crigler L
Organization: USAID Health Care Improvement Project/URC

Topics: CHW role, Community health workers, Employee Engagement, Human Resources/Workforce Development, Training

Region and Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia

Initiatives Inc.

The USAID-sponsored Community Health Worker (CHW) Regional Meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from June 19 to 21, 2012, was attended by over 60 government and nongovernmental (NGO) representatives from six African countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia) as well as participants from international NGOs and organizations. The meeting was planned by Initiatives Inc. under the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) and designed to share new tools and strategies to strengthen the functionality of government and NGO CHW programs; facilitate dialogue about challenges and best practices among participating countries and identify and support evidence-based strategies for scale-up. This report details proceedings from the meeting.