Remuneration and Incentives for Community Health Workers

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Community Health Workers (CHWs) provide much needed preventive and curative health care in resource-limited settings, and increasingly in high resource settings as well. Optimal incentive and salary schemes vary widely between contexts; however CHW incentives remain a contentious issue as donors and governments consider strategies to improve retention and the quality of their CHW programs, and budget for the most optimal incentive schemes in the long term. Optimal strategies have yet to be determined.

Jennifer Hulme, member of the McGill Humanitarian Studies Initiative, in conjunction with Dr. Marie-Renée Lajoie, has developed a short survey to document CHW program typology and the successful and less successful remuneration and incentive strategies at play. This survey is designed for non-governmental organizations (NGO), Ministry of Health (MoH) officials who oversee CHWs linked to the MoH, and academics that are familiar with specific CHW programs and/or research. Hulme and Lajoie presented on CHW incentives Dec. 13, 2011.

Contribute to the current understanding of incentive strategies by completing this survey among CORE Group Members “Remuneration and Incentives of Community Health Workers” the webinar here.

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