PhD Completion -Teralynn Ludwick

TITLE:  An examination of community health worker roles and program design for urban, low- and middle-income country settings

Teralynn is a PhD Candidate at the Nossal Institute of Global Health and the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Health Policy. She holds a Master of Arts in International Development from Carleton University (Canada) and a Master of Public Health from the University of Alberta (Canada). Her research focuses on health systems and health services research and evaluation. Teralynn has worked with a range of research institutes, government, and NGOs in Canada, Australia, and low/middle income countries, including the: University of Melbourne, International Development Research Centre, Association of African Universities, Healthy Child Uganda, Public Health Agency of Canada, and Canadian International Development Agency

In the context of rapid urbanization in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), effective strategies for reaching the growing number of urban poor and addressing urban determinants of health and inequities are needed.  While community health workers (CHWs) are commonly employed in rural settings to reach the poor and underserved, there has been little examination of their role in urban settings.  Using a scoping review and a case study from Ethiopia, this study examines what roles CHWs could perform in the context of an urbanizing LMIC landscape and how CHW programs might be set-up to operate effectively and responsively in urban contexts.
Prof. Barbara McPake
A/Prof. Alison Morgan
Prof. Sumit Kane

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Wednesday 17th Nov at 10.30 -11.30am