Gender and community health workers in Sierra Leone, Liberia and DRC

There has been an investment in community health workers in Sierra Leone and there is policy interest in strategies to sustain this critical interface cadre following initial donor investment. With RinGs support ReBUILD is conducting research on identifying how the community health worker cadre can be better supported to play an effective and long term role as part of the broader health system in fragile contexts. This research will involve a range of innovative methods including qualitative life histories and photovoice. This will enable gender and intersectionality analyses of how experiences, challenges and opportunities faced by community health workers in two districts in Sierra Leone and the ethical implications of using photovoice with this group of health workers. RinGS will also add value to enabling gender and intersectionality lens on policy analyses on close to community providers that will be conducted in Libera and DRC.

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Blog: A reflection on gender issues across programmes in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Democratic Republic of Congo

Photovoice booklet: How gender influences the services of community health workers in Sierra Leone

Brief: Gender and Community Health Worker programmes in fragile and conflict-affected settings. Findings from Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Liberia