WEBINAR: Getting more bang for the buck from community-based health workers in the HIV response
This webinar discussed findings from OHA-supported research funded through the USAID ASSIST Project on strategies and interventions to improve the performance and productivity of community-based health workers in the HIV response. Dr. Sarah Lunsford of EnCompass, LLC and Dr. Edward Broughton of URC presented the findings from three studies funded by the USAID Office of HIV/AIDS through the USAID ASSIST Project: CHW Logic Model Validation in Swaziland, Village Health Team Productivity and Performance Study in Uganda, and CHW Harmonization case studies from Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, and Swaziland. The discussion following the presentations focused on key takeaways for policymakers and national stakeholders emerging from these studies, with comments from USAID staff in Swaziland and Uganda.
Moderator: Diana Frymus, USAID Office of HIV/AIDS
- Ms. Diana Frymus is the Health Workforce Branch Chief at USAID, Office of HIV/AIDS in Washington D.C. Her work focuses on advancing USAID and PEPFAR strategic approaches and technical programming for health workforce for achieving 90-90-90 goals and sustaining program efforts. She has been the co-chair of several working groups including the PEPFAR Human Resources for Health Technical Working Group, the Health Systems Global Community Health Worker Technical Working Group, and the Health Data Collaborative HRH Working Group. Diana received her MPH in Health Policy and Management from Columbia University. She is a former Peace Corps Volunteer where she served in Uganda and worked to increase health worker engagement and community outreach for HIV and other health services.
Presenters: Edward Broughton, USAID ASSIST Project/URC and Sarah Lunsford, USAID ASSIST Project/EnCompass LLC
- Dr. Broughton is the Director of Research and Evaluation for the USAID ASSIST and Health Care Improvement projects and currently leads a division responsible for more than a dozen studies in eleven countries. He received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University and was a faculty member at Columbia University School of Public Health. He specializes in economic analyses of health programs and has published several research papers in peer-reviewed journals.
- Dr. Lunsford works for EnCompass LLC, a partner on the USAID ASSIST Project, and is seconded in the URC offices, where she is a research advisor. She has a PhD in medical anthropology and an MPH in international health and development.
Respondents: Ms. Grace Masuku, USAID Swaziland, and Dr. Wilberforce Owembabazi, USAID Uganda