Prevent, Detect, Respond: How Community Health Workers can Help in the Fight against COVID-19

Prevent, Detect, Respond: How Community Health Workers can Help in the Fight against COVID-19

In previous epidemics, rapidly expanding healthcare teams through community health workers (CHWs) has proven to be fundamental to an effective response. During recent Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemics in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and west Africa, nations like Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria, and the DRC rapidly hired, trained, and equipped thousands of CHWs from communities affected by or at risk of Ebola.

Source: Prevent, Detect, Respond: How Community Health Workers Can Help in the Fight against COVID-19