Health[e]Community is a new course, written in 2014, for community health workers. The aim of the Health[e]Community training program is to enhance community health workers’ knowledge on maternal and newborn health and to develop their communication and facilitation skills in order to provide high quality care to members of their community.
The course contains 7 theoretical modules and 12 activities related to 6 modules; 2 activities per module. First the participants go through the theoretical modules and once completed, they will facilitate sessions with their community members using the 12 activities. The training program includes topics such as communication, nutrition in pregnancy and for the family, breastfeeding and breast care and referral of sick newborns.
Community health workers