World Health Worker Week 2017

April 03, 2017 to April 08, 2017

World Health Worker Week offers the opportunity to globally mobilize communities, partners, and policy makers in support of community health workers (CHWs). Advancing Partners and Communities (APC) works to advance global leadership in community health, support policies and programs surrounding community health workers, and ultimately improve health outcomes.

Community health workers are the foundation of the health system. Help us raise awareness of the challenges health workers face every day and honor their commitment to improve health outcomes in the communities they serve.

Community Health Systems Catalog

Photo of health workers in Nepal

APC’s Community Health Systems Catalog documents policy guidance across 25 countries deemed priority by USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health in detailed profiles and data sets. APC is currently updating the catalog to capture new and revised policies as they develop and is expanding the content to include other health areas (nutrition; water, sanitation and hygiene [WASH]; maternal, newborn, and child health [MNCH]), in addition to the family planning and reproductive health services that it originally featured). New data on 12 countries is available on the catalog webpage, and additional updates are expected soon.

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Spotlight on Health Workers

Health Workers Count: Nurse Adma Kanu and Lactating Mothers at Mambaba, Sierra Leone

Dominican Republic

Sierra Leone




Video: Post-Ebola Recovery in Sierra Leone

APC is excited to launch part one of a two-part compelling, original video series showcasing the work in Sierra Leone to improve primary health care services at health posts and community levels. This first video focuses on the efforts needed to rebuild these services as part of the post-Ebola transition in the country with health care workers at the center.