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Community Health Workers in Pandemics: Evidence and Investment Implications

Summary
  • A strong and accessible national health system, including at the community level, is critical for pandemic preparedness and response.
  • Community health workers who are equipped, trained, and paid as part of a well-functioning health system can help prevent epidemics from becoming pandemics and maintain health care delivery amid significant disruption.
  • To achieve resilient health systems, bi/multilateral aid and private philanthropies need to review their investment practices to replace those that cause harm (high transaction costs, earmarking, short-termism, appropriation of sovereignty) with practices that ensure timely and effective implementation of priorities set by government stakeholders (pooling, longer commitments, and alignment with evidence-based guidelines)

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Year of publication: 2022
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Content type:  Article
Areas of work: Social science
Region: Global

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