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Community health workers (CHW), sometimes called "village health workers" are members of a community who are chosen by community members to provide basic health and medical care to their community. Other names for community health workers are village health workers (VHW), health workers and lay health advisors.

WHO Statistical Information System: includes traditional medicine practitioners, faith healers, assistant/community health-education workers, community health officers, family health workers, lady health visitors, health extension package workers, community midwives, institution-based personal care workers and traditional birth attendants.

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