In 1988 the Western Cape Regional Services Council (RSC) initiated a community health worker (CHW) project in Khayelitsha in order to extend its preventive services to people in the community and promote « community upliftment ».
An evaluation of this project was undertaken in 1991 and 1992 in order to examine the potential of this local health authority-run CHW project to be an appropriate primary health care model.
Qualitative research methods were used to explore the nature of the work done by the CHWs, whether they were accepted in their communities, and whether the project functioned as part of an integrated health service infrastructure in Khayelitsha.
The CHWs were found to provide the basis for a potentially effective, community-responsive service.
However, several structural problems mitigated against this service.
Mots-clés Pascal : Communauté, Agent santé, Evaluation, Qualité, Travail, Homme, République Sud Africaine, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Community, Health worker, Evaluation, Quality, Labour, Human, South Africa, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0010614
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 09/06/1995.