Community Case Management during an Influenza Outbreak
A Training Package for Community Health Workers (Trainer's guide - Participant's handout - Flipbook)
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World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241501842 ISBN-10    9241501847
Order Number    19300238 Format    Package
Price    CHF    40.00 / US$    48.00 Developing countries:    CHF    28.00
English     2011        161   pages
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Community health workers and communities as a whole often have key roles to play in health emergencies, such as disease outbreaks. Local knowledge and awareness of cultural and social contexts reinforce the role played by health workers who often find themselves on the frontline during health emergencies. Well trained and knowledgeable health workers alleviate the strain and demand on health-care workers in hospitals, clinics and other institutions when the health system is overwhelmed or disrupted. Community health workers also have a part to play in improving access to prevention and treatment for influenza and other common illnesses, and in implementing public health programmes and ensuring community participation.

The training package seeks to build the capacity of community health workers in supporting communities to respond more effectively during an influenza outbreak, thereby reducing mortality from influenza and to alleviate the pressure on health services during health emergencies.