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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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FHS Podcast 2: A visit to Kabul

Future Health Systems

In the second podcast from Future Health Systems, Jeff Knezovich visits the FHS Afghanistan team in Kabul to find out what sort of research they're currently undertaking, what challenges they face in attempting research in an insecure environment, and what it's like living and working in difficult security situations. He interviews Kojo, Melissa Roach and Anubhav Agarwal, who tell him about the community scorecard that FHS is in the process of piloting in several provinces in Afghanistan.
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