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Toward universal coverage in Afghanistan: A multi-stakeholder assessment of capacity investments in the community health worker system

Future Health Systems

Edward, A., Branchini, C., Aitken, I., Roach, M., Osei-Bonsu, K., & Arwal, S. H. (2015) Toward universal coverage in Afghanistan: A multi-stakeholder assessment of capacity investments in the community health worker system, Social Science & Medicine, Vol 145, pp 173-183, doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.06.011

Global efforts to scale-up the community health workforce have accelerated as a result of the growing evidence of their effectiveness to enhance coverage and health outcomes. Reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan integrated capacity investments for community based service delivery, including the deployment of over 28,000 community health workers (CHWs) to ensure access to basic preventive and curative services. The study aimed to conduct capacity assessments of the CHW system and determine stakeholder perspectives of CHW performance. 

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Do Interventions that Promote Awareness of Rights Increase Use of Maternity Care Services? A Systematic Review

Future Health Systems

George AS, Branchini C, Portela A (2015) Do Interventions that Promote Awareness of Rights Increase Use of Maternity Care Services? A Systematic Review. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0138116. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138116

Twenty years after the rights of women to go through pregnancy and childbirth safely were recognized by governments, The authors of this systematic review assessed the effects of interventions that promote awareness of these rights to increase use of maternity care services. Using inclusion and exclusion criteria defined in a peer-reviewed protocol, the authors searched published and grey literature from one database of studies on maternal health, two search engines, an internet search and contact with experts.

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