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Inspiring communities in global health: Community Health Workers and Universal Health Coverage

Posted on 1 June 2017

We are delighted to announce details of an upcoming interdisciplinary workshop reflecting on the role of community health workers

The workshop to be held on 12 June 2017, will focus on two interlinked features: the impetus towards the mobilization of communities in the definition of health policies and the delivery of care; and the role played by community health workers (CHWs) in this process.

This workshop is organized by Dr João Nunes (Department of Politics, University of York) and Dr Alexander Medcalf (WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Health Histories, University of York). The organizers gratefully acknowledge the support of the Department of History and the Department of Politics at the University of York, and the support of the Wellcome Trust.

For all the latest news on this workshop, please follow this link to the Centre for Global Health Histories website.

This workshop is funded through a Wellcome Trust Seed Award for the project ‘Community health workers in Brazil and the global movement for universal health coverage’. You can access a report on the project findings so far via the University of York's Research Themes page.

Photo credit: Anja Ligtenberg, Direct Relief