Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and middle-income countries.
This Evidence Update is adapted from Lewin SA, Dick J, Pond P,
Zwarenstein M, Aja G, van Wyk B, et al. Lay health workers in primary
and community health care. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Art.
No.: CD004015. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004015.pub2..
Trials in immunization uptake and treating acute respiratory infections
and malaria in children suggest benefit; evidence in other areas is
Effective Health Care Alliance Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, pp.2
Do lay health workers improve healthcare delivery and healthcare outcomes? Evidence Update, Health Sector Development Series, March 2006