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Village health volunteers: key issues facing agencies in Malawi

P Courtright, B Biggs-Jarrell

Abstract


In March 1991 the International Eye Foundation and Adventist Development Be Relief Agency conducted a workshop on village health volunteers, bringing together representatives from Malawibased non-governmental organizations, the Ministry of Health, and USAID. The participants discussed recruitment, training, rewards, retention, and roles of village health volunteers. This paper presents background data on village health volunteers in Malawi and elsewhere and reviews the key issues facing health care providers in working with village health volunteers. A copy of the workshop report can be obtained from IEF or ADRA.




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