Bangladesh: National Strategy for Community Health Workers

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The Bangladesh National Strategy for Community Health Workers provides guidance on the implementation of comprehensive community health care at the community level in the country. It is an extended part of the national health workforce strategy, reflecting the importance placed on the health sector by the govern­ment.

The strategy describes the definition of CHW for Bangladesh, their job description, selection criteria, posting, standard financial package, community mobilization, local government support, and roles of sector beyond health for community health programing, covering the entire spectrum of communi­ty healthcare. It is a comprehensive guideline for service providers, managers and supervisors. It is also an important tool for policy-makers and health program evalu­ators.

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