Community Health Workers during the Ebola Outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

In by Sauren Stone

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ORGANIZATION
UNICEF

YEAR PUBLISHED
2018

This study assesses the impact that community health workers (CHWs) had in West Africa during the recent ebola outbreak. In Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leona, interviews and focus groups were carried out with  national, local, and community stakeholders to gain an idea of the views towards the CHWs. In addition to this, quantitative data was collected through the analysis of trends in the delivery of community MNCH health services. It was determined that while CHWs played significant roles in the outbreak, they arrived late and did not receive enough support, thus hampering their efforts.

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