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Table 1 Community Health Workers in the Block Level [11]

From: Community perceptions of vaccination among influential stakeholders: qualitative research in rural India

Title Qualification Role in Vaccination Services Scheme
Auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM Worker) [12] Education: 12 years
Training: 2 years
Provides vaccinations at the health sub-centers across multiple villages. National Rural Health Mission (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare)
Anganwadi worker Education: 8th Classa
Training: 45 Days
Encourages mothers to allow vaccinations in one village and assists with maintenance of vaccine register. Integrated Child Development Scheme (Ministry of Women and Child Development)
Accredited social health activists (ASHA worker) Education: 8th Classa
Training: 23 days spread over a period of 12 months
Promotes access and uptake of vaccines in one village, encourages rural mothers to vaccinate their children, and assists with maintenance of vaccine register. National Rural Health Mission (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare)
  1. a (approximately 8 years post-kindergarten)