Building a Community Health Worker Programme During the Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone
Adam, Mary B.
Van de Voorde, Patrick
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This SSHAP Case Study explores the effective implementation of a community health worker (CHW) programme during the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic within a collapsed health system in Port Loko district, Sierra Leone. Fear, misinformation, and distrust meant that a comprehensive community-based response was needed to support effective disease screening and referral to Ebola treatment facilities. Partners in Health (PIH), a health-care non-governmental organisation (NGO) founded in the USA, delivered a CHW programme that provided 250,000 people affected by Ebola in Port Loko district with health system services and linkages required to combat Ebola.
CitationNally, C.; Adam, M.B. and Van de Voorde, P. (2020) Building a Community Health Worker Programme During the Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone, SSHAP Case Study 6, UNICEF, IDS and Anthrologica.
Is part of seriesSSHAP Case Studies;Issue 6