Polly Walker

Polly Walker is CHW programming Advisor at World Vision International, UK. Professional interests: CHW, gender, global health, health systems strengthening. In her role with World Vision she supports one of the largest portfolios of CHW programming including over 200,000 CHWs in 48 country programmes. She also co-authored Timed and Targeted Counselling: a comprehensive course for CHWs, the CHW Principles of Practice, and has developed several Mobile applications, now used in 16 countries. She recently was the technical lead on the development of Ghana's National CHW Curriculum, and is supporting similar nationalisation efforts in Sierra Leone and Kenya in which TTC is assimilated into the national programme. She is a passionate advocate of male involvement, early child development, mental health and using systems approaches to address health equity. Email address: polly_walker@wvi.org

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Community Health Workers