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Empowering Community Health Workers with Technology Solutions

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3 Author(s)
Buehler, B. ; Humanitarian Eng. & Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) Program, Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA, USA ; Ruggiero, R. ; Mehta, K.

This article will provide evidence that empowering community health workers with appropriate technologies can address primary healthcare needs in developing countries. Through a comparison of case studies from various countries, a review of available resources and challenges facing CHWs, and primary data collected in Kenya, we will highlight the potential remedial impact of technology initiatives for empowering Community Health Workers.

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Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:32 ,  Issue: 1 )