Community Health Workers: to train or restrain? A longitudinal survey to assess community health workers training impact in Bolama Region, Guinea-Bissau
The shortage in human resources for health affects most dramatically developing countries which frequently use community health workers (CHW) as the basis for health programmes and services. The traditional definition refers CHWs as members of the community who are recruited and trained in health prevention and promotion to provide services within their community. In Guinea-Bissau, CHWs play a fundamental role in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood diarrheal diseases – one of the main health problems in the country.