Policy Brief: Community Health Workers in Humanitarian Settings

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To better understand the barriers and enabling factors for community-based service delivery through CHWs, UNICEF, Save the Children, and the International Rescue Committee have collaborated to conduct a number of studies to document experiences with CHW services in humanitarian settings in low- and middle-income countries. Retrospective case studies were carried out in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone (Ebola outbreak); South Sudan (conflict); Bangladesh (flooding); and Yemen (conflict). Additionally, a scoping review of peer reviewed and grey literature on community health workers in humanitarian settings was conducted, including 219 relevant documents.