Article

Perceptions of community health workers on their training, teamwork and practice: a cross-sectional study in Tshwane district, Gauteng, South Africa.

Published in: South African Family Practice
Volume 61, issue 4, 2019 , pages: 144–149
DOI: 10.1080/20786190.2019.1613061
Author(s): SLN NyalungaDiscipline of Family Medicine, South Africa, JV NdimandeDiscipline of Family Medicine, South Africa, GA OgunbanjoDiscipline of Family Medicine, South Africa, A Masango-MakgobelaDiscipline of Family Medicine, South Africa, T BogongoDiscipline of Family Medicine, South Africa

Abstract

Background: In 2011, South Africa established ward-based outreach teams (WBOTs) comprising Community Health Workers as part of strategies to strengthen primary healthcare. The new community health workers (CHWs) lacked experience of the programme. This study aimed at assessing perceptions of community health workers on their training, teamwork and practice.

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