‘Whose failure counts?’ A critical reflection on definitions of failure for community health volunteers providing HIV self-testing in a community-based HIV/TB intervention study in urban Malawi

@article{Sambakunsi2015WhoseFC,
  title={‘Whose failure counts?’ A critical reflection on definitions of failure for community health volunteers providing HIV self-testing in a community-based HIV/TB intervention study in urban Malawi},
  author={Rodrick Sambakunsi and Moses Kelly Kumwenda and Augustine Talumba Choko and Elizabeth Lucy Corbett and Nicola Desmond},
  journal={Anthropology \& Medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={22},
  pages={234 - 249}
}
The category of community health worker applied within the context of health intervention trials has been promoted as a cost-effective approach to meeting study objectives across large populations, relying on the promotion of the concept of ‘com-munity belonging’ to encourage altruistic volunteerism from community members to promote health. This community-based category of individuals is recruited to facilitate externally driven priorities defined by large research teams, outside of the target… 
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