Community healthcare workers (CHWs) play an important role in health care in South Africa. In recent years, they have emerged as an essential team member in the work field to bridge the gap in the health workforce.
Although their role is recognized, CHWs still face specific challenges at the workplace. Several reports show the need for training, support and supervision of CHWs.
This project focuses on the particular needs of these local volunteers to promote healthcare in South Africa.
It aims to:
- Support CHWs through interprofessional learning with undergraduate students
- Support CHWs to collaborate in an interprofessional team at the workplace.