South Africa: Community Health Workers Are Key to Improving Health Outcomes in the Eastern Cape

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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…

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