Sumary of South Africa: Community Health Workers Are Key to Improving Health Outcomes in the Eastern Cape:
- Community Health Workers are an important element in the government’s re-engineering of primary health care strategy..
- Here the writers highlight the challenges facing Eastern Cape CHWs and offer some solutions to improve their working conditions and health outcomes in the province..
- They are critical to health promotion, disease prevention, early diagnosis and referral, and helping people to stay on treatment and stay healthy..
- All that’s required for a better functioning CHW programme is political commitment from those in power and good and inclusive governance in provincial health departments…