World Health Worker Week 2016
World Health Worker Week is an opportunity to mobilize communities, partners, and policy makers in support of community health workers globally. It is a time to raise awareness of the challenges health workers face, and to ultimately improve health outcomes. Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) has been working to advance global leadership in community health and support policies and programs surrounding community health workers. Join us in celebrating health workers that work through our many grantees to transform health systems in communities around the world.
The Community Health Systems Catalog is an innovative and interactive reference tool on country community health systems. Search a wide range of information about community health systems across 25 countries, learn more about national policies and programs, view snapshots of family planning activities by country, and analyze the data on the different cadres within each program and country.
- Blog: The Last Quarter of the Last Mile: Reaching Forgotten Communities in Countries that are Family Planning Success Stories
- Nepal's Community-based Health System Model: Structure, Strategies, and Learning [PDF, 1.8MB]
The Community-based Health System Model briefs identify and discuss critical health system inputs and processes that have contributed to the implementation and expansion of community-based service delivery in different countries.
- Female Community Health Volunteer National Survey Report 2014 [PDF, 5MB]
Read the 2014 Female Community Health Volunteer (FCHV) survey report to understand the current status of the FCHV program in Nepal. Read the executive summary [PDF, 1MB].
- Situation Analysis of Community-Based Referrals for Family Planning
This situation analysis aims to review the evidence on current models of community-to-facility referrals for long-acting and reversible contraception and permanent methods (LARC/PM), to provide recommendations on promising models that should be tested for effectiveness, and to provide an agenda for future research.
- Health Worker Spotlight: Angelina Tormeti, HealthKeepers Network
A former worker of the Ghana Railways Authority, Angelina Tormeti is now a HealthKeeper who supports her family by selling family planning and other health products.
- Health Worker Spotlight: Patience Gyasi, HealthKeepers Network
Mrs. Patience Gyasi is a licensed chemical seller at the LA Dadekotopon District, in the Greater Accra Region. For the past 25 years, she has devoted her life to providing health care, including family planning services to her community.
- Health Worker Spotlight: Diana Bona, HealthKeepers Network
Diana Bona, a public health nurse and the regional focal person for adolescent health in the Greater Accra region, is committed to increasing access to adolescent health education in schools within her region.
- Health Worker Spotlight: Bernard Tetteh, HealthKeepers Network
Bernard Tetteh is a 45 year old station guard and transport service operator in Anloga, in the Volta Region. As a station guard, he takes the opportunity to educate people on reproductive health issues.
- Health Worker Spotlight: Stella Nyarko, HealthKeepers Network
Stella Nyarko became a HealthKeeper through a women’s association. She now provides communities with family planning information and health protection products.
- Health Worker Spotlight: Fanny Stafford, HealthKeepers Network
Madam Fanny Stafford is the patron of the Young Peer Educators Club established by the HealthKeepers Network (HKN), a non-governmental organization based in Accra.
- Health Worker Spotlight: Beatrice Ghartey, HealthKeepers Network
As a peer educator with the HealthKeepers Network (HKN), Beatrice Ghartey receives training in many areas including adolescent reproductive health, sexually transmitted infections, prevention of teenage pregnancy, sexual abstinence and youth friendly services.
- Meet the Health Workers Who are Making a Difference Through Their Work at ADOPLAFAM
APC grantee the Dominican Family Planning Association, Inc. (ADOPLAFAM) provides training and high-quality services in maternal and child health, family planning, reproductive, and sexual health for lower income groups in the Dominican Republic.
- Making a Living and Improving the Lives of my Compatriots
"My name is Sybounheuang Sansathit, but everyone calls me Ki. I am a prosthetist and orthoptist (P&O) at the Center for Medical Rehabilitation in Vientiane, Laos. I see about 15 patients per week. I enjoy working with people with disabilities and seeing my clients smile after their new device is fitted."
APC's grantee World Vision implements the TEAM Colombia project with local partners Fundación Saldarriaga Concha, Fundación Cirec, and Instituto de Ortopedia Infantil Roosevelt, which enables people with disabilities (PWD), especially women and girls, to attain and maintain maximum independence to fully participate in all aspects of life in Colombia. Through TEAM project initiatives, more than 1,900 PWD will be reached with services to help them gain maximum independence in their communities.
Below, TEAM Colombia staff in the northern Colombian city of Baranquillo are shown performing their various responsibilities.
Health Workers Around the World
Join APC this week in celebrating health workers around the world! Help us raise awareness of the challenges health workers face every day and honor their commitment to improving health outcomes in the communities they serve.
APC Sierra Leone
Check out some photos from our APC Sierra Leone office highlighting programs that seek to improve the overall health of communities and achieve other health-related impacts as part of a USAID-supported post-Ebola "transition."