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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