A policy review of the community health worker programme in Iran

Sara Javanparast, Frances Baum, Ronald Labonte, David Sanders, Gholamreza Heidari, Sakineh Rezaie

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    Iran's Community Health Worker (CHW) programme survived as an integral element of the health system during a period when many other nations CHW programmes collapsed and therefore warrants detailed analysis of the policies supporting the programme. We draw on a wide range of information about the Iranian programme and from this analysis draw important lessons on how to improve rural population health outcomes through Primary Health Care.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)263-276
    Number of pages14
    JournalJournal of Public Health Policy
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - May 2011


    • community health worker
    • comprehensive primary health care
    • health policy


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