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Limits and opportunities to community health worker empowerment

S. Kane, M. Kok, H. Ormel, K. de Koning

A multi-country comparative study

In LMICs, Community Health Workers (CHW) increasingly play health promotion related roles involving ‘Empowerment of communities’. To be able to empower the communities they serve, we argue, it is essential that CHWs themselves be, and feel, empowered. We present here a critique of how diverse national CHW programs affect CHW’s empowerment experience.

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