Upgradation of training of community-based health workers within the context of revitalization of PHC
Other TitlesReport of the regional meeting, Paro, Bhutan, 1-3 June 2010
AbstractCountries in the WHO South East Asia region have reaffirmed their commitment to revitalizing Primary Health Care in several forums in the recent past. Community based health workers (CBHWs) are the backbone of primary health care services in most countries in the South East Asia region. Given the imperatives due to the changing epidemiological and demographic scenario the training of CBHWs needs to be upgraded. Further, there is an urgent need to upgrade the professional avenues for this category of the workforce. WHO/SEARO has supported the development of the Bachelor in Public Health programme for upgrading the professional skills of the community based workers in the country. The Regional Meeting was organized to discuss this and other experiences in upgradtaion programmes for CBHWs. This report is an account of the experiences shared in the meeting and includes recommendations for member-states and WHO/SEARO for upgrading the training programmes for CBHWs.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2010). Upgradation of training of community-based health workers within the context of revitalization of PHC. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206512