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Collaborative Research: Community Health Impact Coalition Lancet Preprint

Our team is thrilled to share a collaborative publication with members of the Community Health Impact Coalition on the role of CHWs in maintaining continuity of care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more and read the paper here!

Our research demonstrates that CHWs who were equipped and prepared for the pandemic were able to maintain speed and coverage of community-delivered care during COVID-19. Given that the majority of CHWs globally remain unpaid and largely unsupported, this paper suggests that the opportunity cost of not professionalizing CHWs may be larger than previously estimated, particularly in light of the inevitability of future pandemics.

We’d love to hear from members of our community on your experiences in maintaining essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as how you approached preparing CHWs and other essential health workers. Drop us a comment below!