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A review of generalist and specialist community health workers for delivering adolescent health services in sub-Saharan Africa

Overview of attention for article published in Human Resources for Health, October 2013
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Title
A review of generalist and specialist community health workers for delivering adolescent health services in sub-Saharan Africa
Published in
Human Resources for Health, October 2013
DOI 10.1186/1478-4491-11-54
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Authors

Adam D Koon, Jane Goudge, Shane A Norris

Abstract

The health of adolescents is increasingly seen as an important international priority because the world's one point eight billion young people (aged 10 to 24 years) accounts for 15.5% of the global burden of disease and are disproportionately located in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Furthermore, an estimated 70% of premature adult deaths are attributable to unhealthy behaviors often initiated in adolescence (such as smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity). In order for health services to reach adolescents in LMICs, innovative service delivery models need to be explored and tested. This paper reviews the literature on generalist and specialist community health workers (CHWs) to assess their potential for strengthening the delivery of adolescent health services.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 <1%
Ethiopia 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 97 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 25 25%
Student > Master 19 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 8 8%
Other 16 16%
Unknown 6 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 30 29%
Social Sciences 30 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 7%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 4 4%
Psychology 4 4%
Other 12 12%
Unknown 15 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 October 2013.
All research outputs
#1,228,358
of 7,066,059 outputs
Outputs from Human Resources for Health
#197
of 475 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#25,118
of 140,893 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Human Resources for Health
#14
of 20 outputs
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