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

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