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Community Health Worker Programmes in the WHO African Region (3)

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Generally, CHW's sort themselves into two groups: older, more seasoned & settled workers who value their work and are valued by the community, and younger, often more educated and more ambitious workers. The former are often content to continue their work, and remain settled. The latter, to remain content, need opportunities for advanced training, and if adequately educated, a career ladder which may take them out of the community. 

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Nicholas Cunningham
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Nicholas Cunningham is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Pediatrics & Clinical Public Health at Columbia University, New York, USA. He is interested in International Primary Maternal and Child Health Care, community owned, professionally overseen, and supported by $/power interests, encorporating integrated cure/prevention, midwifery/child care, child saving/child spacing, nutrition/infection, health/education (especially female), monitored but not evaluated for at least 5-10 years, based on methods pioneered by David Morley at Imesi (Nigeria) and by the Aroles at the Jamkhed villages in Maharashtra State in India.

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