Childhood disease treatment coverage in rural Liberia before and after a community health worker intervention in Rivercess County of Liberia 2015-2016

Published: 4 January 2018| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/ghdpgtnw3v.2
Emily White,
Avi Kenny,
Jordan Downey,
Vidiya Sathananthan,
Zahir Kanjee,
Ami Waters,
Jenny Rabinowich,
Mallika Raghavan,
Lorenzo Dorr,
Amal Halder,
Joseph Nyumah,
Derry Duokie,
Tamba Boima,
Raj Panjabi,
Mark Siedner,
John Kraemer


We conducted a step-wise implementation of a CHW iCCM program in Rivercess County, Liberia. Data were collected through two stratified cluster-sample population-based surveys conducted in March-April 2015 (baseline) and April-June 2016 (follow-up). We populated the survey with validated questions from the 2013 Liberia DHS. We selected survey households using a two-stage cluster-sample explicitly stratified by intervention versus control and implicitly stratified by district and community size. Communities were the primary sampling units and were selected via probability-proportional-to-size (PPS) sampling. Households within the selected communities were selected to participate using a modified random walk approach. Within each selected household, we invited all women aged 18-49 to complete the survey to collect data about their health and the health of all living and deceased children.



Child Health, Medical Care in Liberia, Rural Health, Liberia