Formalization of work in the health sector: Community Health Workers in Sub-Sahara Africa

This project focuses on social dialogue, and for the moment has a strong focus on trade union capacity building.

In Southern Africa, country programs and policies on Community Health Workers (CHWs) differ vastly. It should be noted that CHWs are often women workers and in some cases are paid a stipend or are regarded as volunteers. There is no proper training and resources for the work they do. Yet CHWs play a crucial role in health education, monitoring and care.

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