Training Community Health Workers in Kenya Print
Friday, 26 October 2012

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Project Director
Niall Winters

Co-Investigator
Martin Oliver, LKL
Peter Ngatia, AMREF

Researchers
TBA

Project Details 
1st Nov, 2012 - 31st Oct, 2014
Funder:ESRC/DFID
Amount: £496,000

Keywords
Mobile Learning; Healthcare training; ICT4D; Postgradute medical education

Project website

The "The design and evaluation of a mobilelearning interventions for the training and supervision of community health workers (mCHW)" project began on 1st November, 2012, and runs for two years. Funding of £496,000 is provided by the ESRC/DFID under their joint scheme for research on international development (Phase 3) and is a collboration between the LKL and AMREF .

The overarching aim is to design, develop, implement and evaluate a mobile learning intervention to support the professional education of male and female community health workers (CHWs) working with the poorest and most vulnerable in underserved areas of Kenya. The results will contribute to the evidence base on the effectiveness of mobile-based activities to increase CHWs' capabilities through on-going supervision and peer learning, thereby improving the access to and quality of health care provided to local communities.

The team members are Niall Winters (PI), Martin Oliver (Co-I, LKL) and Peter Ngatia (Co-I, AMREF)with two Research Assistants to be appointed.

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