Monika, a community health worker, is working in 4 different hospitals. She helps with testing for malaria and blood pressure, contraceptives and deworming. She participates in different medical campaigns in her area, where some offer free treatment.
She has a pack with her that includes instruments for weighing infants, testing for HIV, and has different medicine with her like Panadol and Amoxil.
“The Middle class thinks we are less knowledgeable, the lower class thinks we are making money out of them, unless we're introduced by the chief.”
CHW’s do work together well, based on phone calls and messages spreading through word of mouth, especially around specific health campaigns
“I gave Amoxil to a 10 year old girl with chest trouble. It opens up the chest, and she can breathe again. I heard from a doctor that was the right thing to do”... later “What is antibiotics? Is Panadol antibiotics?”
“When people are sick, not giving medicine is not a good idea. It is always better to give them medicine.”