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This rapid evidence synthesis (RES) was conducted in the context of government-run CHW programmes in India (Accredited Social Health Activists or ASHAs and Aganwadi workers). It also considers health worker programs from other developing countries in its analyses. The report employs the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) checklist for scoping reviews of primary research studies (of any design—qualitative or quantitative), any evidence synthesis, guidelines, training materials, advisories, standards of procedures and technical reports. The report concludes that while CHWs play a vital role in prevention and control of pandemics, there is further need for supporting policies training, role clarity, and incentives to ensure preparedness. This document can prove useful for implementers of CHW programs and in CHW program design.
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How pandemics adversely affect the evolution of populations and how to address c...
by Nita Madhav, et al. 45 min read