International Literature Review. Close-to-Community Providers. An analysis of systematic reviews on effectiveness and a synthesis of studies including factors influencing performance of CTC


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

This literature review is part of the context analysis undertaken for REACHOUT — linking communities and health systems. REACHOUT is an ambitious five-year international research consortium funded by the European Commission and aims to generate knowledge to develop the role of close-to-community (CTC) providers of health care in preventing, diagnosing and treating major illnesses and health conditions in rural and urban areas in Africa and Asia.