Latest Community health worker Stories

2012-02-29 12:28:38

Providing clean delivery kits and improving birthing practices could halve the number of neonatal deaths following home births in South Asia.

2012-02-20 20:27:21

Nearly 1 in 10 children have asthma, according to government statistics, and in low-income parts of Boston, nearly 16 percent of children are affected.

2011-11-16 08:45:24

Children treated at home for pnemonia are more likely to recover than children referred to health facilities, according to this study by Pakistan’s "Lady Health Workers".

2011-11-11 14:20:55

In a breakthrough study published online today in The Lancet, researchers from Boston University, Save the Children and the WHO found that young children treated at home for severe pneumonia by Pakistan's network of "lady health workers" were more likely to get well than children referred to health facilities.

2011-11-11 14:19:24

Children treated at home for severe pneumonia by Pakistan's "Lady Health Workers" were more likely to recover than children referred to health facilities, Save the Children found in a USAID-funded, WHO-coordinated study published in The Lancet medical journal today.

2011-06-23 20:08:34

Education, referrals, support and other interventions by community health workers improve rates of screening mammography in the United States – especially in medical and urban settings and among women whose race and ethnicity is similar to that of the community health workers serving them.

2011-01-05 13:11:05

While some community-based interventions to prevent the 3.2 million annual deaths due to stillbirth have proved effective in controlled settings and specific contexts, there is an enormous challenge in bringing these interventions to scale.

2010-11-30 13:15:05

Giving emergency artesunate suppositories to children with suspected severe malaria before referring them for treatment is a cost-effective intervention that can substantially improve the management of childhood malaria in remote African settings.

2010-10-11 11:56:00

Newly released report chronicles successes of 10-year collaboration to improve health EAGAN, Minn., Oct.

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