Understanding the perspectives of frontline health workers (ASHAs, Anganwadi workers & ANMs) in Bundelkhand region to improve COVID-19 containment efforts

Pal, Stutilina and Saha, Devanik and Bhatia, Somya (2021) Understanding the perspectives of frontline health workers (ASHAs, Anganwadi workers & ANMs) in Bundelkhand region to improve COVID-19 containment efforts. Project Report. Srijan, New Delhi.

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Abstract

Community health workers (CHWs) have been the backbone of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in India. CHWs (such as ASHA workers, Anganwadi workers, and ANMs) have played a key role in preparing the national health system for the hyperbolic rise in COVID-19 cases and containing the spread of the virus at the ground level. Owing to their embeddedness in their communities, these CHWs can offer unique insight into our community-based COVID-19 responses. Despite this, the voices of health workers have been largely ignored in policy prescriptions and initiatives. In this short-term study, SRIJAN (Self Reliant Initiatives through Joint Action) aims to address this research gap. It covers the experiences and perspectives of CHWs fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in Bundelkhand, one of the poorest regions in rural India. In capturing the ground-reality in Bundelkhand, Stutilina Pal and Devanik Saha attempt to document the lessons learnt from the past year and incorporate them into future responses to health crises.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Srijan, COVID-19, Pandemic, Community health workers (CHWs), National health system, Bundelkhand, India
Subjects: Technology > Medicine & health > Promotion of health
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2021 09:39
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2021 09:46
Note: "This report was created as part of the COVID-19 Research Funding Programme 2020, which received financial support from Azim Premji University. The facts, opinions and conclusions mentioned in the report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of Azim Premji University. No warranties or guarantees are expressed or implied by the University. The University does not assume responsibility or liability for in respect of the data, material or opinions therein”.
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2764
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