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June 28, 2018

Why high tech needs high touch: Supporting continuity of community primary health care

Region: Africa Scientific publication Empowering and engaging people and communities, Reorienting the model of care Source: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine

Integrated care through community-oriented primary care (COPC) deployed through municipal teams of community health workers (CHWs) has been part of health reform in South Africa since 2011. The role of COPC and integration of information and communication technology (ICT) information to improve patient health and access to care, require a better understanding of patient social behaviour. These study sought to understand how COPC with CHWs visiting households offering health education can support antenatal follow-up and what the barriers for access to care would be