At a glance: community health worker adherence to guidelines for pneumonia using the ChARM device

The ARIDA ChARM acceptability sought to establish whether health extension workers (HEWs) in Ethiopia could correctly adhere to the integrated community case management (iCCM) algorithm for assessing and classifying under five children for fast breathing, as a symptom of pneumonia using the Children’s Respiration Monitor (ChARM) device, produced by Philips.

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Rutoke’s key influencer sets up a village health club and ‘ambulance fund’

Ernest Masereka, a voluntary community health worker and key influencer from Rutoke village, Uganda, introduced his community to the idea of forming a village health club in December 2017. Village health clubs provide forums at which community members can disseminate messages and address different issues, such as sanitation, health and savings.

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Mozambique: A field officer developing community capacity in malaria prevention

Story collected by Dorca Nhaca and edited by Fernando Bambo in November 2017 Ilha de Moçambique is an idyllic island for v......read more

Mozambique: The behaviour changing power of radio

Story collected by Dorca Nhaca and edited by Fernando Bambo in November 2017 Ismael Janato is a presenter and technician at Ng......read more

Leadership makes the difference in defeating malaria

Story collected by Dorca Nhaca and edited by Fernando Bambo in November 2017 Nacala-Porto, on the northern coast of Mozambique,......read more

Children who learn about malaria contribute to disease control in their communities

Story collected by Dorca Nhaca and edited by Fernando Bambo in November 2017 Fátima Mário, 12 years old, Dinala Muhamudo Aid......read more

Saving lives and transforming communities in rural Nigeria

Originally published on Medium Lessons from the field In the village of Njediko in Nigeria, Kadigiti Mohammad gently ca......read more

Expert Q&A: Innovations and challenges in malaria surveillance

Monitoring, evaluation and surveillance techniques are central to Malaria Consortium’s work to improve overall performance and m......read more

The time to invest is now: fighting malaria in the Sahel

Children in sub-Saharan Africa are 14 times more likely to die before the age of five than those living elsewhere in the world. Pr......read more

Chimbonila: A district committed to fighting malaria

The district of Chimbonila in Niassa province has a high malaria burden, which can be difficult to manage for a number of reasons.......read more

Communities embrace new health technology

José Petane and Rafael Timóteo Nhone are community health workers from the Cachane community of Inhassoro district, Inhambane pr......read more

Voices for better health: Mozambique

A large scale long lasting insecticide-treated net (LLIN) campaign was officially launched by President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi in No......read more

Meet the recipients of Mozambique’s largest ever mosquito net distribution

By Dorca Nhaca On 3rd November 2016 the Ministry of Health, Mozambique, launched the largest ever distribution of mosquito nets......read more

Using community dialogues to prevent and control NTDs

By Eder Ismael Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) constitute a serious obstacle to socio-economic development, quality of life ......read more

Seasonal malaria chemoprevention in Burkina Faso: Feedback from the field

Malaria Consortium talks to Community Health Worker (CHW), Ipala Zidwemba, about his experience of administering SMC in the rural ......read more

Agente Polivalente Elementar overcomes tragedy by helping her community

Caterina Cumbi, a community health worker or Agente Polivalente Elementar (APE) makes a check-up visit to three-year-old  Beldenc......read more

Before, we had no way to prevent malaria. Now the nets protect the whole family

It's the second week of August in Lichinga, Niassa Province in northern Mozambique – not far from the Malawi and Tanzania border......read more

Supportive supervision: improving the quality of community health services

Community health workers, when trained and equipped to manage simple cases of pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria in children under t......read more

Fighting malaria in the classroom

Fernando Bambo is Malaria Consortium's Communications and Advocacy Coordinator in Mozambique One of the most interesting aspect......read more

Mafalda’s commitment to her community

Fernando Bambo, Malaria Consortium’s Training Manager in Mozambique, recounts meeting Mafalda José Ngonhamo, one of almost 800 ......read more

Getting essential medicines to the community, by bicycle

Eder Ismail is a Project Officer for Malaria Consortium’s community-based child health programme in the Inhambane province of Mo......read more

People need to know more about the importance of breastfeeding

Dieterio Magul is a Field Officer for Malaria Consortium’s community based child health programme in the Inhambane province of M......read more