The Community Health Worker: Forty years of experience of an integrated primary rural health care system in Brazil

N. Rice-Marquez, T. D. Baker, C. Fischer

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Abstract

This article presents one aspect of a highly successful, but surprisingly little known, rural health program in Brazil. Information on the selection, training, supervision, productivity, coverage, costs, and quality of care of their Visitadoras, a type of Community Health Worker, should be of utility to rural health planners and managers in other countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-100
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Rural Health
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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