Are PIH Accompagnateurs furnished with bikes or given a transport allowance to perform their duties? Does PIH fund transport when a CHW needs to bring a patient to the clinic?
Link leads to: http://model.pih.org/community_health_workers
Summary: PIH’s community-based model of care is designed to strengthen and complement existing public health systems to assure universal and sustained access to high-quality health services. The key role played by community health workers, often referred to as accompagnateurs at PIH to reflect their role in accompanying patients through their illness, has been borne out by PIH’s success in treating AIDS in rural Haiti and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) in the shantytowns of Lima, Peru: in both cases, CHWs oversee complex treatment regimens in patients’ homes. CHWs do much more than supervise the ingestion of pills, however; they provide social and emotional support, standing in solidarity with the poorest and most vulnerable members of the community, and help develop trust and confidence in the health sector. Today, PIH’s community-based approach has been adapted to programs in Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, Russia, and the United States. Please visit the link above for a detailed overview of PIH's CHW program.
Source: Partners In Health - PIH
Keywords: Community Health Workers