New Ministry Directorate Coordinates Village Health Workers in Burkina Faso

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Bill Brieger is currently a Professor in the Health Systems Program of the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins University as well as the Senior Malaria Adviser for JHPIEGO, JHU’s family and reproductive health affiliate. He blogs at malariamatters.org

Burkina Faso has had an active volunteer community health worker (CHW) scheme for many years. CHWs were the mainstay of guinea worm elimination, for example. At a point they even provided community case management (CCM) of malaria when chloroquine was the first line drug. In 2008 the Ministry of Health realized that the system of multiple volunteers for multiple health issues was not providing integrated services at the grassroots.

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New Ministry Directorate Coordinates Village Health Workers in Burkina Faso