Beneficiaries’ Knowledge and Perspectives Regarding Services of Lady Health Workers
Keywords:Community Health Workers, Lady Health Workers, Knowledge, Reproductive Health Services, District Lahore
Globally, Health care and welfare services are provided by Community Health Workers to the people of underserved communities. In Pakistan, they are known as Lady Health Workers (LHWs). The goal of this research was to look at the current state of knowledge and perspectives of beneficiaries regarding the services of LHWs. To achieve the objective quantitative research methodology was used and the social-ecological model served as the theoretical framework to explain the data obtained. The study was conducted with 15-49 years old beneficiaries from 398 households in the Lahore district, drawn through a proportionate systematic random sample, using an interview schedule as a tool of data collection. The study found that knowledge of beneficiaries regarding the Lady Health Workers Program and their perspectives on the reason to avail services from LHWs are significantly associated with the reproductive health services provided by LHWs. Based on these findings it is recommended that awareness should be created through different campaigns about the services of LHWs, so that the maximum number of women could avail reproductive health services from LHWs.
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