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Table 3 Key documents and corresponding events in the development and evolution of the community health worker programme in Mozambique (1977–October 2017)

From: Policy review on the management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia by community health workers in Mozambique

Year Title Issuing authority Source of document Description
1977 ‘Formação de Agentes Polivalentes Elementares, II Cadernos de Saúde, II Serie, Número 1’ Ministry of Health (MoH) of Mozambique Key informant CHW training manual describing the training package of the first APE programme with focus on health promotion activities
1978 Portaria 46/75 6 de Setembro MoH Desk review Governmental legislation establishing primary health care
1984 The Evolution of Health Policy in Mozambique: Towards a People’s health service. Walt G, Melamed A, editors, Zed Books Ltd. Desk review A peer review article assessing the evolution of health policies in Mozambique post-independence mentioning community engagement
2004 Estratégia de Envolvimento Comunitário MoH Desk review Community engagement strategy for health description of community engagement activities and role of CHWs in the treatment of diseases
2007–2012 Plano Estratégico do Sector da Saúde (PESS) MoH Desk review Strategic plan for health included a new integrated package of services to improve maternal and child health
2009 Plano Integrado para o Alcance dos Objectivos 4 e 5 de Desenvolvimento do Milênio 2009–2012 MoH Desk review Strategic plan to reach Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 (maternal and child health goals) details the role of APE in promoting maternal health
2010 Programa de Revitalização de Agentes Polivalentes Elementares MoH Desk review CHW training programme: detailed description of the new CHW programme, its new scope of work and training
2011 Conteúdo do novo Kit de Agente Polivalente Elementar (APE) MoH Key informant CHW training programme: list of contents of the kit provided to CHWs in the revitalised programme
2011 Manual de Formação de Agentes Polivalentes Elementares (APEs): Manual do Participante MoH Key informant New manual for training of CHWs regarding the CHW revitalised programme
2011 Avaliação e Testagem dos Materiais de Formação dos APEs. Relatório Final MoH Key informant Final report of the assessment of the new training materials for CHWs
2012 Estudo de Base Para Availação do Impacto do Programa de Revitalização dos Agentes Polivalentes Elementares (APEs) na Saúde Comunitária em Moçambique MoH Key informant Background study to assess the impact of the CHW revitalisation programme in the community health of Mozambique
2014 Relatório Anual das Actividades do Programa de Agentes Polivalentes Elementares (APEs) do Ano 2013 MoH Desk review Annual report on the CHW programme year 2013