Primary Health Care for Remote Village Communities in Honduras: A Model for Training and Support of Community Health Workers

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Authors:
Wolfgang Rennert; Elizabeth Koop

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Number of pages: 6
Publication date: 2009
Languages: English

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This paper describes the design and implementation of primary care intervention based on training and support of community health care workers to provide sustainable health care services to local under resourced and under serviced communities in Honduras. This intervention was developed by a group of volunteers already providing health services to these remote communities.

In regions with a shortage of professional health workforce, CHWs can provide valuable services for case management, preventive care, health education, and community mobilization. This model can be a used in other communities in Honduras and other countries.