Research Symposium on Community Health Workers

Invitation to Research Symposium on Community Health Workers, University of the Western Cape, Thursday 7th June 2012 

Community Health Workers (CHWs) and other cadres of lay health personnel are increasingly being seen as a core element of primary health care (PHC) teams. In South Africa, CHWs form the cornerstone of the PHC outreach teams of the national PHC re-engineering strategy. This development is not dissimilar to that of a number of countries in the region and elsewhere, where the pendulum has swung back towards support for national CHW schemes. We are also aware of a growing body of research in South Africa on carers, lay and community health workers, the role of non-profit organisations and community based services. To this end, we are hosting a one-day symposium on Thursday 7th June at the University of the Western Cape, with the purpose of providing opportunities to share recent research findings in the field, and to learn what these insights offer for the PHC re-engineering strategy. 

If you would like to participate in this symposium, please RSVP to:

Busi Nkosi or Helen Schneider
Tel: 021 959 9390/3563 Fax: 021 959 2872
Email:  or

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