Community Health Systems Catalog: Community Health Worker Cadres

This page provides in-depth information on the individual cadres of health providers implementing the health services provided in each country's community health programs.

Afghanistan

Community Health Workers (Afghanistan)

With which program is the cadre associated? Community Based Health Care Program (CBHC)
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
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Antihistamines, Diarrhea treatment, Family planning commodities, Malaria prevention and treatment, WASH commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
500-750 people
How are CHWs remunerated?
Financial incentives
Who supervises the cadre?
Combination
How much training is required?
4 months - 12 months
What are the qualifications?
Resident of community, Acceptable to community, Preference for women, 20-50 years old, Willing
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?

Bangladesh

Traditional Birth Attendants (Bangladesh)

With which program is the cadre associated? Shastya Shebikas
What health interventions are provided?
Antenatal Care, Nutrition
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Nutrition commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
Information unavailable
How are CHWs remunerated?
Funds from user fees/commoditiy sales
Who supervises the cadre?
Information unavailable
How much training is required?
Information unavailable
What are the qualifications?
Information unavailable
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
No
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Shasthya Shebikas

With which program is the cadre associated? Shastya Shebikas
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Antenatal Care, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, Immunization, Malaria, Minor Ailments, Nutrition, Post-natal Care, Tuberculosis, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Antihistamines, De-worming medication, Diarrhea treatment, Family planning commodities, Malaria prevention and treatment, Maternal health commodities, Nutrition commodities, Pain killers, Sanitary napkins, Tuberculosis treatment
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
250-300 households
How are CHWs remunerated?
Funds from user fees/commoditiy sales
Who supervises the cadre?
NGO
How much training is required?
1 week - 4 weeks
What are the qualifications?
Female, Resident of community, Married, Literate
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
No
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Community-Skilled Birth Attendants

With which program is the cadre associated? Revitalization of Community Health Care Initiatives in Bangladesh
What health interventions are provided?
Childbirth
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
None
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
8-10,000 people
How are CHWs remunerated?
Information unavailable
Who supervises the cadre?
Information unavailable
How much training is required?
4 months - 12 months
What are the qualifications?
Information unavailable
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Information unavailable
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?

Female Welfare Assistants

With which program is the cadre associated? Revitalization of Community Health Care Initiatives in Bangladesh
What health interventions are provided?
Antenatal Care, Family Planning, Post-natal Care, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Family planning commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
Information unavailable
How are CHWs remunerated?
Information unavailable
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, health facility level
How much training is required?
More than 1 month - 3 months
What are the qualifications?
10th grade education
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Information unavailable
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?

Female Welfare Visitors

With which program is the cadre associated? Revitalization of Community Health Care Initiatives in Bangladesh
What health interventions are provided?
Childbirth, Family Planning
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Family planning commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
1,000 people
How are CHWs remunerated?
Information unavailable
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, health facility level
How much training is required?
More than 1 year
What are the qualifications?
12th grade education
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Information unavailable
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?

Community Health Care Providers

With which program is the cadre associated? Revitalization of Community Health Care Initiatives in Bangladesh
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Antenatal Care, Childhood Illnesses, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, Immunization, Minor Ailments, Nutrition, Post-natal Care
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Child and newborn health commodities, Diarrhea treatment, Family planning commodities, Nutrition commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
6,000 people
How are CHWs remunerated?
Salary
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, district or regional level
How much training is required?
More than 1 month - 3 months
What are the qualifications?
Information unavailable
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Information unavailable
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?

Benin

Peer Educators (Benin)

With which program is the cadre associated? Relais Communautaires
What health interventions are provided?
Family Planning, HIV/AIDS
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Family planning commodities, HIV commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
Information unavailable
How are CHWs remunerated?
Financial incentives
Who supervises the cadre?
Combination
How much training is required?
Not standardized
What are the qualifications?
Resident of community
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Information unavailable
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?

Relais Communautaires (Benin)

With which program is the cadre associated? Relais Communautaires
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, Immunization, Malaria, Nutrition, Post-natal Care, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Diarrhea treatment, Family planning commodities, Malaria prevention and treatment, WASH commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
25-30 households
How are CHWs remunerated?
Non-financial incentives
Who supervises the cadre?
Combination
How much training is required?
1 week - 4 weeks
What are the qualifications?
Resident of community
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?

Aides-Soignantes

With which program is the cadre associated? Relais Communautaires
What health interventions are provided?
Immunization
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Child and newborn health commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
Information unavailable
How are CHWs remunerated?
Financial incentives
Who supervises the cadre?
Combination
How much training is required?
Not standardized
What are the qualifications?
Live in catchment area
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?

DRC

Promotional Relais

With which program is the cadre associated? Community Care Sites
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, Malaria, Nutrition
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
None
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
15-20 households
How are CHWs remunerated?
None
Who supervises the cadre?
Information unavailable
How much training is required?
1 week - 4 weeks
What are the qualifications?
Information unavailable
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Information unavailable
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?

Site Relais

With which program is the cadre associated? Community Care Sites
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, Malaria, Nutrition
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Family planning commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
10-15 families
How are CHWs remunerated?
None
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, health facility level
How much training is required?
Information unavailable
What are the qualifications?
Paid employment outside of CHW responsibility, Numerate and literate, Higher level of education than other CHWs
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Ethiopia

Urban Health Development Army

With which program is the cadre associated? Ethiopia Urban Health Extension Program (UHEP)
What health interventions are provided?
Information unavailable
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Information unavailable
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
Information unavailable
How are CHWs remunerated?
None
Who supervises the cadre?
Information unavailable
How much training is required?
Information unavailable
What are the qualifications?
Meet criteria of a model family
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
No
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Urban Health Extension Professionals

With which program is the cadre associated? Ethiopia Urban Health Extension Program (UHEP)
What health interventions are provided?
Childhood Illnesses, Family Planning, Minor Ailments, Non-communicable Diseases, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Family planning commodities, Nutrition commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
500 households
How are CHWs remunerated?
Salary
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, health facility level
How much training is required?
More than 1 month - 3 months
What are the qualifications?
Female, Degree in nursing, Resident of community
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
No
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Health Development Army

With which program is the cadre associated? Ethiopia Health Extension Program (HEP)
What health interventions are provided?
General health mobilization
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
None
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
25 people
How are CHWs remunerated?
None
Who supervises the cadre?
Senior CHW
How much training is required?
Information unavailable
What are the qualifications?
Meet criteria of a model family
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
No
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?

Health Extension Workers

With which program is the cadre associated? Ethiopia Health Extension Program (HEP)
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Antenatal Care, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, Immunization, Malaria, Nutrition, Post-natal Care, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Antibiotics, Child and newborn health commodities, Diarrhea treatment, Family planning commodities, Malaria prevention and treatment, Maternal health commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
2500 people
How are CHWs remunerated?
Salary
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, health facility level
How much training is required?
4 months - 12 months
What are the qualifications?
10th grade education
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?

Ghana

Community-Based Agents

With which program is the cadre associated?
What health interventions are provided?
Malaria
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Malaria prevention and treatment
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
Information Unavailable
How are CHWs remunerated?
Information unavailable
Who supervises the cadre?
Information unavailable
How much training is required?
Information unavailable
What are the qualifications?
Information unavailable
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Information unavailable
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

GHEI Community Health Workers

With which program is the cadre associated? Ghana Health & Education Initiative CHW Program
What health interventions are provided?
Family Planning, Malaria, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Family planning commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
Information unavailable
How are CHWs remunerated?
Information unavailable
Who supervises the cadre?
Information unavailable
How much training is required?
Information unavailable
What are the qualifications?
Information unavailable
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Information unavailable
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Health Keepers

With which program is the cadre associated? Health Keeper Micro Franchise Program
What health interventions are provided?
Malaria, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Eye care, HIV commodities, Malaria prevention and treatment
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
Information unavailable
How are CHWs remunerated?
Information unavailable
Who supervises the cadre?
Information unavailable
How much training is required?
Information unavailable
What are the qualifications?
Information unavailable
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Information unavailable
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Community Health Officers (Ghana)

With which program is the cadre associated? Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS)
What health interventions are provided?
Antenatal Care, Childbirth, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, Immunization, Malaria, Minor Ailments, Nutrition, Post-natal Care
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Diarrhea treatment, Family planning commodities, Nutrition commodities, Pain killers
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
5000 people
How are CHWs remunerated?
Salary
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, district or regional level
How much training is required?
1 week - 4 weeks
What are the qualifications?
2 years of nurse training
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
Yes, program-specific policy | National Health Policy

Community Health Volunteers (Ghana)

With which program is the cadre associated? Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS)
What health interventions are provided?
Family Planning, Immunization, Malaria
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Family planning commodities, Malaria prevention and treatment
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
2500 people
How are CHWs remunerated?
None
Who supervises the cadre?
Senior CHW
How much training is required?
Less than 1 week
What are the qualifications?
Express commitment to community, Trustworthy, Resident of community
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
No
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Haiti

Les Agentes de Santé Communautaire Polyvalent

With which program is the cadre associated? Paquet Essentiel de Services et Soins de Santé
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, 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
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Family planning commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
There is no catchment area specified by the MSPP through PES. Service areas range from patchy and wide spread to mountainous and rural. Generally, ASCs work individually or in pairs. They visit on average 2- 3 households per day.
How are CHWs remunerated?
Financial incentives
Who supervises the cadre?
Combination
How much training is required?
More than 1 month - 3 months
What are the qualifications?
18 years old, Resident of community, Literate, Completed BAC 2 (secondary education), ASC certification, Acceptable to community
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

India

Link Workers

With which program is the cadre associated? Link Worker Scheme
What health interventions are provided?
HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
HIV commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
2500-5000 people
How are CHWs remunerated?
Financial incentives
Who supervises the cadre?
Combination
How much training is required?
1 week - 4 weeks
What are the qualifications?
20-29 years old, 10-12th grade education
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
No
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Anganwadi Helpers

With which program is the cadre associated? Integrated Child Development Services Program
What health interventions are provided?
Nutrition
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
None
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
400-1000 people
How are CHWs remunerated?
Financial incentives
Who supervises the cadre?
Senior CHW
How much training is required?
Information unavailable
What are the qualifications?
Female, 18-40 years old, Literate
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
No
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Anganwadi Workers

With which program is the cadre associated? Integrated Child Development Services Program
What health interventions are provided?
Family Planning, Immunization, Nutrition, Primary Care
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
None
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
400-1000 people
How are CHWs remunerated?
Financial incentives
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, health facility level
How much training is required?
Information unavailable
What are the qualifications?
Female, 10th grade education, 18-44 years old
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Accredited Social Health Activists

With which program is the cadre associated? National Rural Health Mission
What health interventions are provided?
Childbirth, Family Planning, Immunization, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Diarrhea treatment, Family planning commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
1,000 people
How are CHWs remunerated?
Funds from user fees/commoditiy sales
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, health facility level
How much training is required?
1 week - 4 weeks
What are the qualifications?
Female, 25-45 years old, 8th grade education
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
Yes, program-specific policy | National Rural Health Mission

Kenya

Community Health Workers

With which program is the cadre associated? Community-Based Health Workers Program
What health interventions are provided?
Childhood Illnesses, Family Planning, Malaria, Minor Ailments, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Nutrition
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
De-worming medication, Diarrhea treatment, Family planning commodities, Malaria prevention and treatment, Pain killers
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
25 households
How are CHWs remunerated?
Financial incentives
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, health facility level
How much training is required?
1 week - 4 weeks
What are the qualifications?
18 years old, 5th grade education, Resident of community
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes

Liberia

Trained Traditional Midwives

With which program is the cadre associated? National Community Health Volunteer Program
What health interventions are provided?
Antenatal Care, Childhood Illnesses, Family Planning, Malaria, Post-natal Care
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Family planning commodities, Malaria prevention and treatment, Maternal health commodities, Nutrition commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
125-500 people
How are CHWs remunerated?
Non-financial incentives
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, health facility level
How much training is required?
1 week - 4 weeks
What are the qualifications?
Midwife, Leader in community
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

General Community Health Volunteers

With which program is the cadre associated? National Community Health Volunteer Program
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Childhood Illnesses, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, Malaria
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Antibiotics, Diarrhea treatment, Family planning commodities, Malaria prevention and treatment
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
200-500 people
How are CHWs remunerated?
Non-financial incentives
Who supervises the cadre?
Combination
How much training is required?
1 week - 4 weeks
What are the qualifications?
Resident of community, Speaks local language, Committed to volunteer work
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Madagascar

MS Ladies

With which program is the cadre associated? MS Lady Program
What health interventions are provided?
Childbirth, Family Planning
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Family planning commodities, Maternal health commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
Information unavailable
How are CHWs remunerated?
Information unavailable
Who supervises the cadre?
NGO
How much training is required?
Information unavailable
What are the qualifications?
Trained midwife
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Information unavailable
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Community Health Educators

With which program is the cadre associated? Community Health Education Model
What health interventions are provided?
Family Planning
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Family planning commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
Information unavailable
How are CHWs remunerated?
Information unavailable
Who supervises the cadre?
NGO
How much training is required?
Information unavailable
What are the qualifications?
Information unavailable
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Information unavailable
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Community Health Volunteers (Madagascar)

With which program is the cadre associated? Community Health Volunteers Program
What health interventions are provided?
Antenatal Care, Childhood Illnesses, Family Planning, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Diarrhea treatment, Family planning commodities, Malaria prevention and treatment
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
2 per village
How are CHWs remunerated?
Funds from user fees/commoditiy sales
Who supervises the cadre?
NGO
How much training is required?
Not standardized
What are the qualifications?
Literate, Under the age of 45
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Information unavailable
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?

Malawi

Traditional Birth Attendants (Malawi)

With which program is the cadre associated? Primary Level of Care
What health interventions are provided?
Antenatal Care
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
None
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
Information unavailable
How are CHWs remunerated?
Funds from user fees/commoditiy sales
Who supervises the cadre?
Combination
How much training is required?
Less than 1 week
What are the qualifications?
Gender balanced, Resident of community
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Village Health Committee

With which program is the cadre associated? Primary Level of Care
What health interventions are provided?
General health mobilization
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Family planning commodities, HIV commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
10-20 villages
How are CHWs remunerated?
None
Who supervises the cadre?
Senior CHW
How much training is required?
Less than 1 week
What are the qualifications?
Gender balanced
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Peer Educators (Malawi)

With which program is the cadre associated? Primary Level of Care
What health interventions are provided?
Family Planning, HIV/AIDS
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Family planning commodities, HIV commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
10 PEs for 10-20 villages
How are CHWs remunerated?
None
Who supervises the cadre?
Combination
How much training is required?
1 week - 4 weeks
What are the qualifications?
Gender balanced, Resident of community
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Sanitation Promoters

With which program is the cadre associated? Primary Level of Care
What health interventions are provided?
Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
None
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
1 village
How are CHWs remunerated?
Funds from user fees/commoditiy sales
Who supervises the cadre?
Combination
How much training is required?
1 week - 4 weeks
What are the qualifications?
Gender balanced, Resident of community
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Community Based Distributing Agents

With which program is the cadre associated? Primary Level of Care
What health interventions are provided?
Family Planning, HIV/AIDS
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Family planning commodities, HIV commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
1000-1200 people
How are CHWs remunerated?
None
Who supervises the cadre?
Combination
How much training is required?
1 week - 4 weeks
What are the qualifications?
12 years of education, Resident of community
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Community Based Home Care Providers

With which program is the cadre associated? Primary Level of Care
What health interventions are provided?
Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Antimicrobials, HIV commodities, Pain killers
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
10-20 villages
How are CHWs remunerated?
None
Who supervises the cadre?
Combination
How much training is required?
1 week - 4 weeks
What are the qualifications?
Gender balanced, Resident of community
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?

Growth Monitoring Visitors

With which program is the cadre associated? Primary Level of Care
What health interventions are provided?
Nutrition
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
None
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
2 GMVs to 1 village
How are CHWs remunerated?
None
Who supervises the cadre?
Combination
How much training is required?
Less than 1 week
What are the qualifications?
Gender balanced, Resident of community
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Community Groups

With which program is the cadre associated?
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Diarrheal Disease, Malaria, Nutrition
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
None
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
100 households
How are CHWs remunerated?
None
Who supervises the cadre?
Combination
How much training is required?
1 week - 4 weeks
What are the qualifications?
Gender balanced, Resident of community
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Health Surveillance Assistants

With which program is the cadre associated? Primary Level of Care
What health interventions are provided?
Antenatal Care, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, Immunization, Malaria, Nutrition, Tuberculosis, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Antibiotics, Diarrhea treatment, Eye care, Family planning commodities, HIV commodities, Malaria prevention and treatment, Nutrition commodities, WASH commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
1200 people
How are CHWs remunerated?
Salary
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, district or regional level
How much training is required?
More than 1 month - 3 months
What are the qualifications?
12th grade education, Resident of community
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Mali

Relais

With which program is the cadre associated? Outreach PMA
What health interventions are provided?
Antenatal Care, Childbirth, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Diarrhea treatment, Family planning commodities, Malaria prevention and treatment, Nutrition commodities, WASH commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
3 Relais in 1 village
How are CHWs remunerated?
None
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, health facility level
How much training is required?
Not standardized
What are the qualifications?
Resident of community
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Information unavailable
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?

Agents de Sante Communautaire (Mali)

With which program is the cadre associated? Outreach PMA
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Antenatal Care, Childbirth, Childhood Illnesses, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, Malaria, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Diarrhea treatment, Family planning commodities, Malaria prevention and treatment, Nutrition commodities, WASH commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
Villages located 5 km from CSCOM clinic
How are CHWs remunerated?
Salary
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, health facility level
How much training is required?
None
What are the qualifications?
Resident of community, ASC certification
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Information unavailable
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?

Mozambique

Traditional Birth Attendants (Mozambique)

With which program is the cadre associated? Community Health Team
What health interventions are provided?
Antenatal Care, Childbirth, General health mobilization, HIV/AIDS, Post-natal Care, Tuberculosis
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
None
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
Information unavailable
How are CHWs remunerated?
None
Who supervises the cadre?
Combination
How much training is required?
Not standardized
What are the qualifications?
Information unavailable
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
No
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Voluntarios Comunitário de Saúde

With which program is the cadre associated? Community Health Team
What health interventions are provided?
General health mobilization, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Tuberculosis treatment
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
1000 people
How are CHWs remunerated?
None
Who supervises the cadre?
Combination
How much training is required?
Less than 1 week
What are the qualifications?
Speaks local language, Willing, Understands confidentiality
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
No
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Agentes Comunitários de Saúde

With which program is the cadre associated? Community Health Team
What health interventions are provided?
HIV/AIDS, Minor Ailments, Nutrition, Tuberculosis
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Nutrition commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
15,000 people/10-15 communities
How are CHWs remunerated?
None
Who supervises the cadre?
Combination
How much training is required?
Less than 1 week
What are the qualifications?
Information unavailable
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
No
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Agentes Polivalente Elementar

With which program is the cadre associated? Agente Polivalente Elementar Program
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Antenatal Care, Diarrheal Disease, HIV/AIDS, Immunization, Malaria, Nutrition, Post-natal Care
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Antibiotics, Diarrhea treatment, Malaria prevention and treatment
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
1 village
How are CHWs remunerated?
Salary
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, district or regional level
How much training is required?
4 months - 12 months
What are the qualifications?
Resident of community, Literate, 18-35 years old, 60/40 male/female gender balance
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?

Nepal

Village Health Workers

With which program is the cadre associated? National Community-Based Health Programs
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Antenatal Care, Childhood Illnesses, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, Immunization, Minor Ailments, Nutrition, Post-natal Care
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Antibiotics, Diarrhea treatment, Family planning commodities, Nutrition commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
1350-4500 people
How are CHWs remunerated?
Salary
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, health facility level
How much training is required?
More than 1 month - 3 months
What are the qualifications?
10th grade education
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Maternal Child Health Workers

With which program is the cadre associated? National Community-Based Health Programs
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Antenatal Care, Childbirth, Childhood Illnesses, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, Minor Ailments, Nutrition, Post-natal Care
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Antibiotics, Diarrhea treatment, Family planning commodities, Nutrition commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
1350-4500 people
How are CHWs remunerated?
Salary
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, health facility level
How much training is required?
More than 1 month - 3 months
What are the qualifications?
Resident of community, Married women, 8th grade education
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Female Community Health Volunteers

With which program is the cadre associated? National Community-Based Health Programs
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Antenatal Care, Childbirth, Childhood Illnesses, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, Post-natal Care
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Antibiotics, Child and newborn health commodities, De-worming medication, Diarrhea treatment, Family planning commodities, Maternal health commodities, Nutrition commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
150-500 people
How are CHWs remunerated?
Financial incentives
Who supervises the cadre?
Senior CHW
How much training is required?
1 week - 4 weeks
What are the qualifications?
Resident of community, 25-45 years old, No political involvement, Preference for married women, Literate and numerate
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?

Nigeria

Junior Community Health Extension Workers

With which program is the cadre associated? Primary Health Care System
What health interventions are provided?
Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, Immunization, Malaria, Primary Care, Tuberculosis, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Child and newborn health commodities, Diarrhea treatment, Family planning commodities, HIV commodities, Malaria prevention and treatment
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
1 ward/village
How are CHWs remunerated?
Salary
Who supervises the cadre?
Senior CHW
How much training is required?
Information unavailable
What are the qualifications?
18 years old; Some high school education; Enrolled in health technology school/recent graduate
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
Yes, national health policy | Revised National Health Policy

Community Resource Persons

With which program is the cadre associated? Primary Health Care System
What health interventions are provided?
Family Planning, General health mobilization, Malaria, Minor Ailments, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Information unavailable
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
Not standardized
How are CHWs remunerated?
None
Who supervises the cadre?
Combination
How much training is required?
Not standardized
What are the qualifications?
Not standardized
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
No
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Community Health Extension Workers

With which program is the cadre associated? Primary Health Care System
What health interventions are provided?
Family Planning, Immunization, Malaria, Primary Care, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Antibiotics, Child and newborn health commodities, Diarrhea treatment, Family planning commodities, HIV commodities, Malaria prevention and treatment
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
1 ward/village
How are CHWs remunerated?
Salary
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, health facility level
How much training is required?
4 months - 12 months
What are the qualifications?
21 years old, Health technology school graduate
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
Yes, national health policy |

Community Health Officers (Nigeria)

With which program is the cadre associated? Primary Health Care System
What health interventions are provided?
Antenatal Care, Childhood Illnesses, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, Immunization, Malaria, Post-natal Care, Tuberculosis, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Antibiotics, Child and newborn health commodities, Diarrhea treatment, Family planning commodities, HIV commodities, Malaria prevention and treatment, Nutrition commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
10000-20000 people; full area served by Primary Health Center
How are CHWs remunerated?
Salary
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, health facility level
How much training is required?
Information unavailable
What are the qualifications?
21 years old, Community health degree, Prior experience as a CHEW or 2 years of post-graduate experience
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
Yes, national health policy | Revised National Health Policy

Pakistan

Lady Health Workers

With which program is the cadre associated? Lady Health Worker Program
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Antenatal Care, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, Immunization, Malaria, Minor Ailments, Post-natal Care, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Child and newborn health commodities, Diarrhea treatment, Family planning commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
1000 people
How are CHWs remunerated?
Salary
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, district or regional level
How much training is required?
More than 1 year
What are the qualifications?
Female, Resident of community, 18 years old, 8th grade education, Preference for married women
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?

Community Midwives

With which program is the cadre associated? Community Midwives Initiative
What health interventions are provided?
Antenatal Care, Childbirth, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, Immunization, Malaria, Post-natal Care
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Family planning commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
5000 people
How are CHWs remunerated?
Salary
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, district or regional level
How much training is required?
More than 1 year
What are the qualifications?
Female, 18-35 years old, Resident of community, Work experience in the community, 12th grade education, Preference for married women, Preference for women who have achieved 45% on science exams
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?

Philippines

Barangay Health Workers (BHWs)

With which program is the cadre associated? Barangay Health Worker (BHW) Program
What health interventions are provided?
Family Planning, General health mobilization, Immunization, Non-communicable Diseases, Nutrition, Postpartum Care, Tuberculosis, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Malaria prevention and treatment, Tuberculosis treatment
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
The DOH-recommended ratio of BHWs to HHs is 1:20. Based on 2012 Field Health System Information System for the DOH data, the average ratio nationwide is 1 (BHW):423 (HHs).
How are CHWs remunerated?
Financial incentives, Non-financial incentives
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, district or regional level
How much training is required?
Less than 1 week
What are the qualifications?
Completed training, Registered with the Registration and Accreditation Committee, Three years active service in community
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Barangay Nutrition Scholars

With which program is the cadre associated? The Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS) program
What health interventions are provided?
Childhood Illnesses, Family Planning, Immunization, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Nutrition commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
There is one BNS assigned per barangay. In some cases where the barangay is densely populated, and if the LGU has the available funds, an additional BNS is hired/deployed.
How are CHWs remunerated?
Financial incentives, Non-financial incentives
Who supervises the cadre?
Combination
How much training is required?
Less than 1 week
What are the qualifications?
Resident of community for at least four years, Speaks local language, Leadership skills, Willingness to learn and teach, Primary school education, Physically and mentally fit, 18-60 years old
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Barangay Service Point Officers

With which program is the cadre associated? Barangay Service Point Officers (BSPOs) Program
What health interventions are provided?
Family Planning, Gender-based Violence
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Family planning commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
There should be one BSPO in each barangay; ideally one BSPO serves 99 couples.
How are CHWs remunerated?
Financial incentives, Non-financial incentives
Who supervises the cadre?
Combination
How much training is required?
None
What are the qualifications?
Influential in community, Willing to work as a volunteer, Literate, Ideally a high school graduate
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Community Health Team (CHT)

With which program is the cadre associated? Kalusugan Pangkalahatan (KP) Program
What health interventions are provided?
General health mobilization
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
None
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
The DOH-recommended ratio for a CHT member to HH is 1:20. However, in highly urban areas, the ratio is typically 1:70.
How are CHWs remunerated?
Non-financial incentives, Salary
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, health facility level
How much training is required?
Not standardized
What are the qualifications?
Health or development related work experience in the community, Ability to to work with local officials, Completed two years of high school, Willing to perform regular visits, Good communication skills, Respected in the community
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
Yes, CHS policy

Rwanda

Maternal Health Community Health Workers

With which program is the cadre associated? Community Health Workers Program
What health interventions are provided?
Antenatal Care, Childhood Illnesses, Family Planning, Immunization, Malaria, Post-natal Care
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Maternal health commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
50-100 households/1 village area
How are CHWs remunerated?
Financial incentives
Who supervises the cadre?
Combination
How much training is required?
Information unavailable
What are the qualifications?
Literate, Resident of community
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Information unavailable
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Binomes

With which program is the cadre associated? Community Health Workers Program
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Antenatal Care, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, Malaria, Post-natal Care, Primary Care
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Diarrhea treatment, Family planning commodities, Malaria prevention and treatment
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
2 binomes for 50-100 households/1 village
How are CHWs remunerated?
Financial incentives
Who supervises the cadre?
Combination
How much training is required?
Information unavailable
What are the qualifications?
Literate, Resident of community, Gender balanced
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Information unavailable
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Senegal

Matrones

With which program is the cadre associated? Programme de Sante Communautaire
What health interventions are provided?
Antenatal Care, Childbirth, Family Planning, Malaria
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Antibiotics, Diarrhea treatment, Family planning commodities, Malaria prevention and treatment, Maternal health commodities, Nutrition commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
1 village
How are CHWs remunerated?
Funds from user fees/commoditiy sales
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, health facility level
How much training is required?
More than 1 month - 3 months
What are the qualifications?
Literate in French, Primary school education, 25-50 years old, Speaks local language
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Relais Communautaires (Senegal)

With which program is the cadre associated? Programme de Sante Communautaire
What health interventions are provided?
General health mobilization
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
None
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
1 village
How are CHWs remunerated?
None
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, health facility level
How much training is required?
Less than 1 week
What are the qualifications?
Literate, Resident of community, Married, 20-45 years old, Acceptable to community
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Badienou Gokhs

With which program is the cadre associated? Programme de Sante Communautaire
What health interventions are provided?
Childhood Illnesses, Post-natal Care
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
None
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
Non standard, 1 village to 1 neighborhood
How are CHWs remunerated?
None
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, health facility level
How much training is required?
Less than 1 week
What are the qualifications?
Resident of community, Leader of women's group, Female, Literate in French, Speaks local language
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Agents de Sante Communautaires (Senegal)

With which program is the cadre associated? Programme de Sante Communautaire
What health interventions are provided?
Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, General health mobilization, Immunization, Malaria, Minor Ailments
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Antibiotics, Family planning commodities, Malaria prevention and treatment, Nutrition commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
1 village
How are CHWs remunerated?
Funds from user fees/commoditiy sales
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, health facility level
How much training is required?
More than 1 month - 3 months
What are the qualifications?
Literate, Resident of community, Married, 20-45 years old
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Agents de Services a Base Communautaires

With which program is the cadre associated? Programme de Sante Communautaire
What health interventions are provided?
Family Planning, General health mobilization
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Family planning commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
1 village
How are CHWs remunerated?
Funds from user fees/commoditiy sales
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, health facility level
How much training is required?
Information unavailable
What are the qualifications?
Resident of community, Literate in local language, Acceptable to community
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Tanzania

Home-Based Care Workers

With which program is the cadre associated? Community Health Program
What health interventions are provided?
Diarrheal Disease, HIV/AIDS
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Diarrhea treatment, HIV commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
Not standardized
How are CHWs remunerated?
Financial incentives
Who supervises the cadre?
Combination
How much training is required?
Not standardized
What are the qualifications?
Literate, Gender balanced, Acceptable to community
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
No
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Community-Based Family Planning Distributors

With which program is the cadre associated? Community Health Program
What health interventions are provided?
Information unavailable
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Information unavailable
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
Information unavailable
How are CHWs remunerated?
Information unavailable
Who supervises the cadre?
Information unavailable
How much training is required?
Information unavailable
What are the qualifications?
Information unavailable
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Information unavailable
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
Information unavailable

Community-Based Reproductive and Child Health Service Workers

With which program is the cadre associated? Community Health Program
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Antenatal Care, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, Immunization, Malaria, Post-natal Care
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Diarrhea treatment, Family planning commodities, Malaria prevention and treatment
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
Not standardized
How are CHWs remunerated?
Financial incentives
Who supervises the cadre?
Combination
How much training is required?
Not standardized
What are the qualifications?
Literate, Gender balanced, Acceptable to community
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
No
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Community Based Distribution Agents

With which program is the cadre associated? Dodowa Health Research Centre Community-Based Agents
What health interventions are provided?
Antenatal Care, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, Immunization, Nutrition, Post-natal Care
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Family planning commodities, HIV commodities
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
Not standardized
How are CHWs remunerated?
Financial incentives
Who supervises the cadre?
Combination
How much training is required?
Not standardized
What are the qualifications?
Literate, Gender balanced, Acceptable to community
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
No
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Community Change Agents for Malaria

With which program is the cadre associated? Community Health Program
What health interventions are provided?
Malaria
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
None
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
Not standardized
How are CHWs remunerated?
Financial incentives
Who supervises the cadre?
Combination
How much training is required?
Information unavailable
What are the qualifications?
Literate, Gender balanced, Acceptable to community
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
No
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Uganda

Village Health Team

With which program is the cadre associated? Village Health Teams
What health interventions are provided?
Childhood Illnesses, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Diarrhea treatment, Family planning commodities, Malaria prevention and treatment
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
1 VHT member for 20-30 households
How are CHWs remunerated?
Financial incentives
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, health facility level
How much training is required?
1 week - 4 weeks
What are the qualifications?
Resident of community, Literate in local language, 18 years old, At least 1/3 female
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Zambia

Informal Community Health Volunteers

With which program is the cadre associated? National Community Health Worker Program
What health interventions are provided?
Family Planning, Tuberculosis
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Family planning commodities, Tuberculosis treatment
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
Information unavailable
How are CHWs remunerated?
Non-financial incentives
Who supervises the cadre?
NGO
How much training is required?
Not standardized
What are the qualifications?
12th grade education, Completion of 2 level O courses, 18-45 years old, Zambian citizenship, Resident of community, Preference for females
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
No
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?
No

Formalized Community Health Workers

With which program is the cadre associated? National Community Health Worker Program
What health interventions are provided?
Acute Respiratory Infection, Antenatal Care, Diarrheal Disease, Family Planning, General health mobilization, Immunization, Malaria, Minor Ailments, Nutrition, Post-natal Care, Tuberculosis, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
What type of commodities does the cadre distribute?
Antibiotics, Diarrhea treatment, Family planning commodities, Malaria prevention and treatment
What is the catchment area for the cadre?
250-500 households
How are CHWs remunerated?
Financial incentives
Who supervises the cadre?
MOH staff, health facility level
How much training is required?
4 months - 12 months
What are the qualifications?
12th grade education, Completion of 2 level O courses, 18-45 years old, Zambian citizenship, Resident of community, Preference for females
Is data collected by the cadre included in national HMIS?
Yes
Is the CHW role specifically outlined in policy?