We recruited 50 CHWs in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was meant to create a strong force at the village level to support communities to stay safe and strong at such a hard time. We trained, equipped, and deployed them in their respective villages. The CHWs support their community members to access health centres through referrals. They provide relevant and accurate health information and conduct integrated community case management for children under 5years. Through Integrated Community Case Management (ICCM), the CHWs have treated 477 children for malaria, 309 treated for pneumonia, and 172 children treated for diarrhoea. A total of 3,295 referrals have been made.
The CHWs are a force in advocating for better health of their communities; they participate in monthly health centre meetings and provide guidance on how best their communities can be served.