Community Health Workers in WASH-HIV Integration

  • Source:
  • Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation & C-Change/FHI 360. 2011.

  • Summary:
  • Community health workers (CHWs) — the core of the community strategy — are expected to mobilize and energize communities to take charge of their own health. The approach used in this Training Guide harnesses capacity for improving WASH practices by having CHWs negotiate small doable actions that individuals and families can take to improve their behavior incrementally while working toward an ideal practice. This approach is more likely to lead to sustained behavior change by ensuring that families identify feasible but effective actions that they can practice correctly and consistently, thereby improving the likelihood that the practice will be maintained over time. It also supports incremental change; once smaller successes are realized, families feel ready to take on bigger challenges.

  • Keywords:
  • Community-Based Care Diarrheal Diseases Handwashing (Hand Washing) Household Water Treatment & Storage People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) Sanitation/Feces Disposal Small Doable Actions Training Resources
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