This project is implemented by Public Services International in partnership with the Trade Union Solidarity Centre of Finland SASK.
Formalization of work in the health sector: Community Health Workers in Sub-Sahara Africa
This project aims to see Community Health Workers in Malawi, Zambia and South Africa recognized as public sector workers; ensure that they are members of registered trade unions; and have improved working conditions.
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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