Child and Adolescent Care for Community Health Workers

Child and Adolescent Care for Community Health Workers has been developed specifically for Community Health Workers by Bettercare. Much of the contents and learning methodology has been adapted from the highly acclaimed Perinatal Education Programme course books for health professionals. This guide allows community health workers to work in their own study groups and learn how to:

  • monitor the growth of children
  • help mothers give their child a well-balanced diet
  • care for children who are HIV-postive
  • care for children with TB and,
  • understand and care for adolescents

ISBN (paperback): 978-0-620-82050-9

Acknowledgements for Child and Adolescent Care for Community Health Workers

We acknowledge all the participants of the Skills to Care Learning Programme who have made suggestions and offered constructive criticism during the development of this course book. It is only through constant feedback from colleagues and participants that the content of the course book can be improved.

Bettercare would like to gratefully acknowledge the contribution of Small Projects Foundation (SPF) in supporting this pilot project. SPF is a conscientious non-governmental organisation that has contributed to community empowerment and development in the Eastern Cape and across South Africa.

Kistefos AS provided a generous grant to Small Project Foundation to fund the development and production of this booklet.

We acknowledge all the participants of the Skills to Care Learning Programme who have made suggestions and offered constructive criticism during the development of this course book. It is only through constant feedback from colleagues and participants that the content of the course book can be improved.