In Ghana, commitment to Community Health Workers (CHW) programming as a component of a national model to strengthen Primary Health Care (PHC) originated as a volunteer-based program. With the identification of systemic challenges, tailored interventions were adopted leveraging the potential of CHWs to strengthen the health system.
GEHIP sponsored a program of district leadership development and strengthening, resource mobilization with catalytic funding and community engagement that produced total CHW deployment reaching all target communities within four years. CHW deployment included three cadres: community health officers, community health volunteers and health extension workers.
Source: Dr. Koku Awoonor