Community Health Systems Catalog: Community Health Programs

This section provides a snapshot of the community health programs delivering services at the community level in each country.

Afghanistan

Community Based Health Care Program (CBHC)

What is the current status? Scaling up
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Antenatal Care, Childhood Illnesses, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, General health mobilization, HIV/AIDS, Immunization, Malaria, Minor Ailments, Nutrition, Post-natal Care, Primary Care, Tuberculosis
Where do CHWs deliver services? Facility
Is there a government CHS policy? Yes, Incorporated into health policy | Community-Based Health Care Policy and Strategy 2009-2013
What are the CHW cadres?
Community Health Workers (Afghanistan)

Bangladesh

Revitalization of Community Health Care Initiatives in Bangladesh

What is the current status? Scaling up
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Antenatal Care, Childbirth, Childhood Illnesses, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, Immunization, Minor Ailments, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Nutrition, Post-natal Care, Tuberculosis
Where do CHWs deliver services? Combination
What are the CHW cadres?
Community Health Care Providers, Community-Skilled Birth Attendants, Female Welfare Assistants, Female Welfare Visitors

Shastya Shebikas

What is the current status? Nationwide
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Antenatal Care, Childbirth, Family Planning, Immunization, Malaria, Minor Ailments, Nutrition, Post-natal Care, Tuberculosis, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
Where do CHWs deliver services? Household
What are the CHW cadres?
Shasthya Shebikas, Traditional Birth Attendants (Bangladesh)

Benin

Relais Communautaires

What is the current status? Scaling up
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Antenatal Care, Childbirth, Childhood Illnesses, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, Immunization, Malaria, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Nutrition, Post-natal Care, Primary Care, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
Where do CHWs deliver services? Combination
What are the CHW cadres?
Aides-Soignantes, Peer Educators (Benin), Relais Communautaires (Benin)

DRC

Community Care Sites

What is the current status? Scaling up
What health interventions are provided?
Childhood Illnesses, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, Malaria, Minor Ailments, Nutrition
Where do CHWs deliver services? Combination
Is there a government CHS policy? Yes, Incorporated into health policy
What are the CHW cadres?
Promotional Relais, Site Relais

Ethiopia

Ethiopia Urban Health Extension Program (UHEP)

Status: Information unavailable
What health interventions are provided?
Childhood Illnesses, Family Planning, Minor Ailments, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
Where do CHWs deliver services? Combination
Is there a government CHS policy? Yes, Incorporated into health policy | Health Sector Development Programme IV - FINAL DRAFT
What are the CHW cadres?
Urban Health Development Army, Urban Health Extension Professionals

Ethiopia Health Extension Program (HEP)

What is the current status? Nationwide
What health interventions are provided?
Antenatal Care, Childbirth, Childhood Illnesses, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, Immunization, Malaria, Nutrition, Post-natal Care, Postpartum Care, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
Where do CHWs deliver services? Combination
Is there a government CHS policy? Yes, Incorporated into health policy | Health Sector Development Programme IV - FINAL DRAFT
What are the CHW cadres?
Health Development Army, Health Extension Workers

Ghana

Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS)

What is the current status? Scaling up
What health interventions are provided?
Antenatal Care, Childbirth, Childhood Illnesses, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, Immunization, Malaria, Minor Ailments, Post-natal Care
Where do CHWs deliver services? Household
Is there a government CHS policy? Yes, Incorporated into health policy | National Health Policy
What are the CHW cadres?
Community Health Officers (Ghana), Community Health Volunteers (Ghana)

Health Keeper Micro Franchise Program

What is the current status? Pilot or targeted sites only
What health interventions are provided?
Diarrheal Disease, Malaria, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
Where do CHWs deliver services? Household
Is there a government CHS policy? Yes, Incorporated into health policy | National Health Policy
What are the CHW cadres?
Health Keepers

Ghana Health & Education Initiative CHW Program

What is the current status? Pilot or targeted sites only
What health interventions are provided?
Family Planning, Malaria, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
Community Outreach Mode: Information unavailable
Is there a government CHS policy? Yes, Incorporated into health policy | National Health Policy
What are the CHW cadres?
GHEI Community Health Workers

Dodowa Health Research Centre Community-Based Agents

What is the current status? Pilot or targeted sites only
What health interventions are provided?
Malaria
Community Outreach Mode: Information unavailable
Is there a government CHS policy? Yes, Incorporated into health policy | National Health Policy
What are the CHW cadres?
Community Based Distribution Agents

Haiti

Paquet Essentiel de Services et Soins de Santé

What is the current status? Scaling up
What health interventions are provided?
Antenatal Care, Childbirth, Childhood Illnesses, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, General health mobilization, HIV/AIDS, Immunization, Minor Ailments, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Non-communicable Diseases, Nutrition, Post-natal Care, Postpartum Care, Tuberculosis, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
Where do CHWs deliver services? Combination
Is there a government CHS policy? Yes, Incorporated into health policy | Politique Nationale De Santé, | Plan Directeur De Santé
What are the CHW cadres?
Les Agentes de Santé Communautaire Polyvalent

India

National Rural Health Mission

What is the current status? Nationwide
What health interventions are provided?
Antenatal Care, Childbirth, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, Immunization, Post-natal Care, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
Where do CHWs deliver services? Household
What are the CHW cadres?
Accredited Social Health Activists

Integrated Child Development Services Program

What is the current status? Nationwide
What health interventions are provided?
Family Planning, Immunization, Nutrition, Primary Care
Where do CHWs deliver services? Other community location
What are the CHW cadres?
Anganwadi Helpers, Anganwadi Workers

Link Worker Scheme

What is the current status? Scaling up
What health interventions are provided?
HIV/AIDS
Where do CHWs deliver services? Combination
What are the CHW cadres?
Link Workers

Kenya

Community-Based Health Workers Program

What is the current status? Scaling up
What health interventions are provided?
Childhood Illnesses, Family Planning, Malaria, Minor Ailments, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Nutrition
Where do CHWs deliver services? Household
What are the CHW cadres?
Community Health Workers

Liberia

National Community Health Volunteer Program

What is the current status? Scaling up
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Antenatal Care, Childhood Illnesses, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, Immunization, Malaria, Non-communicable Diseases, Nutrition, Tuberculosis, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
Where do CHWs deliver services? Combination
Is there a government CHS policy? Yes |
What are the CHW cadres?
General Community Health Volunteers, Trained Traditional Midwives

Madagascar

Community Health Volunteers Program

What is the current status? Nationwide
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Childhood Illnesses, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, Malaria, Post-natal Care, Primary Care
Where do CHWs deliver services? Household
What are the CHW cadres?
Community Health Volunteers (Madagascar)

Community Health Education Model

What is the current status? Pilot or targeted sites only
What health interventions are provided?
Family Planning
Community Outreach Mode: Information unavailable
What are the CHW cadres?
Community Health Educators

MS Lady Program

Status: Information unavailable
What health interventions are provided?
Antenatal Care, Childbirth, Family Planning
Where do CHWs deliver services? Combination
What are the CHW cadres?
MS Ladies

Malawi

Primary Level of Care

What is the current status? Scaling up
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Childbirth, Childhood Illnesses, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, Immunization, Malaria, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Non-communicable Diseases, Nutrition, Post-natal Care, Tuberculosis, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
Where do CHWs deliver services? Combination
Is there a government CHS policy? Yes, Incorporated into health policy | Health Sector Strategic Plan 2011-2016
What are the CHW cadres?
Community Based Distributing Agents, Community Based Home Care Providers, Growth Monitoring Visitors, Health Surveillance Assistants, Peer Educators (Malawi), Sanitation Promoters, Traditional Birth Attendants (Malawi), Village Health Committee

Mali

Outreach PMA

What is the current status? Scaling up
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Antenatal Care, Childbirth, Childhood Illnesses, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, Malaria, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
Where do CHWs deliver services? Combination
Is there a government CHS policy? Yes, Incorporated into health policy | PRODESS II Prolonge 2009 2011 Composante Sante
What are the CHW cadres?
Agents de Sante Communautaire (Mali), Relais

Mozambique

Agente Polivalente Elementar Program

What is the current status? Nationwide
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Childhood Illnesses, Diarrheal Disease, HIV/AIDS, Immunization, Malaria, Minor Ailments, Nutrition, Postpartum Care
Where do CHWs deliver services? Combination
Is there a government CHS policy? Yes
What are the CHW cadres?
Agentes Polivalente Elementar

Community Health Team

What is the current status? Scaling up
What health interventions are provided?
Antenatal Care, Childbirth, HIV/AIDS, Minor Ailments, Nutrition, Post-natal Care, Tuberculosis
Where do CHWs deliver services? Household
Is there a government CHS policy? Yes
What are the CHW cadres?
Agentes Comunitários de Saúde, Traditional Birth Attendants (Mozambique), Voluntarios Comunitário de Saúde

Nepal

National Community-Based Health Programs

What is the current status? Scaling up
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Antenatal Care, Childbirth, Childhood Illnesses, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, Immunization, Nutrition, Post-natal Care, Postpartum Care
Where do CHWs deliver services? Combination
What are the CHW cadres?
Maternal Child Health Workers, Village Health Workers, Female Community Health Volunteers

Nigeria

Primary Health Care System

What is the current status? Nationwide
What health interventions are provided?
Family Planning, Malaria, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
Where do CHWs deliver services? Household
Is there a government CHS policy? Yes, Incorporated into health policy | Revised National Health Policy
What are the CHW cadres?
Community Health Extension Workers, Community Health Officers (Nigeria), Community Resource Persons, Junior Community Health Extension Workers

Pakistan

Lady Health Worker Program

What is the current status? Nationwide
What health interventions are provided?
Family Planning, Minor Ailments, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
Where do CHWs deliver services? Household
What are the CHW cadres?
Lady Health Workers

Community Midwives Initiative

Status: Information unavailable
What health interventions are provided?
Antenatal Care, Family Planning, Postpartum Care
Where do CHWs deliver services? Household
What are the CHW cadres?
Community Midwives

Philippines

Barangay Health Worker (BHW) Program

What is the current status? Nationwide
What health interventions are provided?
Family Planning, General health mobilization, Immunization, Non-communicable Diseases, Nutrition, Postpartum Care, Tuberculosis, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
Where do CHWs deliver services? Household
Is there a government CHS policy? No
What are the CHW cadres?
Barangay Health Workers (BHWs)

The Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS) program

What is the current status? Nationwide
What health interventions are provided?
Childhood Illnesses, Family Planning, Immunization, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
Where do CHWs deliver services? Household
Is there a government CHS policy? No
What are the CHW cadres?
Barangay Nutrition Scholars

Barangay Service Point Officers (BSPOs) Program

What is the current status? Pilot or targeted sites only
What health interventions are provided?
Family Planning, Gender-based Violence
Where do CHWs deliver services? Combination
Is there a government CHS policy? No
What are the CHW cadres?
Barangay Service Point Officers

Kalusugan Pangkalahatan (KP) Program

What is the current status? Nationwide
What health interventions are provided?
General health mobilization
Where do CHWs deliver services? Household
Is there a government CHS policy? No
What are the CHW cadres?
Community Health Team (CHT)

Rwanda

Community Health Workers Program

What is the current status? Nationwide
What health interventions are provided?
Antenatal Care, Childhood Illnesses, Family Planning, Malaria, Post-natal Care
Where do CHWs deliver services? Combination
What are the CHW cadres?
Binomes, Maternal Health Community Health Workers

Senegal

Programme de Sante Communautaire

What is the current status? Scaling up
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Antenatal Care, Childbirth, Childhood Illnesses, Family Planning, Malaria, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Nutrition, Post-natal Care, Primary Care
Where do CHWs deliver services? Combination
Is there a government CHS policy? Yes, Incorporated into health policy | Plan National de Developpment Sanitarire PNDS 2009-2018 - in French
What are the CHW cadres?
Agents de Sante Communautaires (Senegal), Agents de Services a Base Communautaires, Badienou Gokhs, Matrones, Relais Communautaires (Senegal)

Tanzania

Community Health Program

What is the current status? Pilot or targeted sites only
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Antenatal Care, Childhood Illnesses, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
Where do CHWs deliver services? Combination
Is there a government CHS policy? No
What are the CHW cadres?
Community Change Agents for Malaria, Community-Based Family Planning Distributors, Community-Based Reproductive and Child Health Service Workers, Home-Based Care Workers

Uganda

Village Health Teams

What is the current status? Scaling up
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Antenatal Care, Childhood Illnesses, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, Immunization, Malaria, Post-natal Care, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
Where do CHWs deliver services? Combination
Is there a government CHS policy? Yes, Incorporated into health policy | The Second National Health Policy, Promoting People's Health to Enhance Socio-Economic Development-Uganda
What are the CHW cadres?
Village Health Team

Zambia

National Community Health Worker Program

What is the current status? Scaling up
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Antenatal Care, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, Immunization, Malaria, Minor Ailments, Nutrition, Post-natal Care, Primary Care, Tuberculosis
Where do CHWs deliver services? Combination
Is there a government CHS policy? Yes | National Community Health Worker Strategy in Zambia
What are the CHW cadres?
Formalized Community Health Workers, Informal Community Health Volunteers