Comparison of a mobile phone-based malaria reporting system with source participant register data for capturing spatial and temporal trends in epidemiological indicators of malaria transmission collected by community health workers in rural Zambia

Timeliness, completeness, and accuracy are key requirements for any surveillance system to reliably monitor disease burden and guide efficient resource prioritization. Evidence that electronic reporting of malaria cases by CHWs meet these requirements remains limited. This study describes and evaluates a prototype mobile phone reporting platform for a CBSS in rural Zambia that was initially established as a programme implemented by CHWs for community-wide passive and active testing with RDTs and treatment of all confirmed cases with AL, which also allowed monitoring of malaria parasite infection burden as a secondary objective

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Publication date: December 2014
Source: Malaria Journal
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inSCALE Mobile Technology – enhancing community health worker performance and motivation

A video highlighting mobile phone use with the inSCALE project, showing how mobile phones are greatly enhancing work for Community Health Workers in Uganda.

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Publication date: January 2014
Source: YouTube
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inSCALE Village Health Clubs- local solutions for improved child health

A video highlighting the how volunteer community health workers, known locally as village health team members (VHTs), are changing community behavior to reduce child mortality in Uganda.

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Publication date: January 2014
Source: YouTube
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CHW “Principles of Practice”: Guiding principles for non-governmental organizations and their partners for coordinated national scale-up of community health worker programmes

A framework for advocacy, programming and partnership between implementing non-governmental organizations and donor agencies working with key community health worker cadres in countries for which rapid and urgent scale-up of community healthw worker programs is a priority.

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Publication date: April 2013
Source: CORE Group
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