Community health workers in Mozambique, locally known as Agentes Polivalentes Elementares (APEs) are an integral part of the national health system, intended to improve access to quality health care in remote areas of the country. APEs are conducting extensive health promotion and education activities as well as case management of malaria in patients of all ages, pneumonia and diarrhoea in children under five and referring pregnant women, newborns and children with danger signs to the nearest health facility.
In order to improve the quality of care provided by the APEs and scale-up the programme to the whole country, there is a need to address some of the key challenges being faced. inSCALE, a five-year research and implementation programme supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is interested in evaluating innovative approaches to CHW motivation, supervision and performance by increasing the frequency and quality of supervision, status and standing of CHWs in the community, and their connectedness to and integration in the health system.
Country: MozambiqueKeywords: Capacity building | Community delivery | Digital health | Research | Health system strengthening | Use of evidence | Diarrhoea | Malaria | Pneumonia | iCCM
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