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Table 3 Community health workers, their training and responsibilities (self report)

From: How can mobile phones be used to improve nutrition service delivery in rural Bangladesh?

CHW type Types of training Responsibilities/activities
Nutrition ICT  
CHCP (Female) 10+ years of schooling Nutrition training was a part of the 3 month foundation training. Received specific training on IYCF Received 4–5 day training on how to use laptops for data entry - Registration of newly married couple, pregnant women, birth & death and records of expected date of delivery
- Treatment of minor primary health problems
- Nutrition counseling for pregnant women and lactating women
FWV (Female) 10+ years of schooling Nutrition was part of the 6–18 month midwifery training No training received - Antenatal and post natal care
- Nutrition message for pregnant women
- Treatment of minor primary health problems
- Delivery assistance
FWA (Female) 10+ years of schooling Nutrition was a part of 6 month foundation training No training received - Providing information related to contraceptives
- Providing information on immunization day or camp through home visit
HA (Male) 10+ years of schooling Basic training for 21 days on primary health care and immunization No training received - Providing information regarding vaccination camp
- Providing vitamin A supplementation after delivery to mothers and children of under 5 years of age
- Providing tetanus toxoid injection for 15–49 years old females
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