Country Name of CHWs Number
Ethiopia Health Development Army Team (HAD) >94,000
Health Extension Workers (HEW) >34,000
Peer Counsellors (PC) -
Gambia Community Health Workers 1150
Ghana Community Based Agents 16,800
Kenya Community Health Volunteers 4,725
Community Health Workers -
Community Care Coordinators -
Lesotho Lay Health Workers -
Malawi Health Surveillance Assistants 10,500
Community Volunteers -
Home Based Care Volunteers -
Lay Counsellors -
Mali Agent de Santé Communautaire 2052
Mozambique Agentes Polivalentes Elementares 2726
Community Health Workers -
Niger Agent de Santé Communautaire 2,560
Nigeria Community Health Workers -
Community Health Extension Workers -
Village Health Workers 86,000
Rwanda Village Health Workers 60,000
Community Health Workers -
South Africa Home Based Carer (HBC) 47,121
Lay Counsellors (LC) 9,243
Adherence Counsellor (AC) 2,010
Directly Observed Therapy Supporter for TB (DOTS) 2,740
Peer Educator (PE) 1,810
Patient Advocates -
Uganda Village Health Teams (VHT) 83,396
Peer Health Workers -
Lay Community Volunteers -
Zambia Community Health Volunteer (CHV) 23,400
Community Health Assistant (CHA) 600
Lay Counsellors and Health Workers -
Adherents Supporters -
Other Cadres of CHW in SSA includes Health Volunteers; Health Aides; Health Supporters;
Health Guides; Peer Navigators; Patient Navigators;