Malaria Consortium partnered with TechChange to build a comprehensive digital course to train private sector health workers and RDT sales representatives in this context. This 11 module course includes around 400 slides for 6 hours of content takes participants through the biology behind the malaria parasite, discusses the medical philosophy behind diagnostic practices, and walks users through interactive scenarios for patients presenting a range of symptoms.
Hamlet (community) health workers in Vietnam learn to interact with mCare (Photo credit: FHI360)
With international development program cycles often having a “project design phase”, how can online learning as a team improve project design?
How do you design a technology program intervention to improve health outcomes?
HIV Challenges and Keeping Up with mHealth
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After a study-abroad semester in Spain and a summer at TechChange in Washington D.C., Emily Fruchterman is heading back to William & Mary to finish the final year of her undergraduate career. Before heading to Williamsburg to finish her Biology degree, she looks back on her summer internship at TechChange as an educational technologist.
The Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center (A&PI Wellness Center) partnered with TechChange to develop a two-part training course designed for clinical and non-clinical providers to provide HIV education in California. Learn more about it here.
I’ve always been a visual learner. As a digital animator, one of my responsibilities is trying to make important information in international development and public health organizations easier to understand and share. With 65 percent of all people as visual learners, it is important in data-intensive fields such as international development and public health to have training content that is easy to digest through graphic organizers …
Learn how Priscilla Chomba-Kinywa, a TechChange alumna of 3 courses and counting, built a SMS-based sex education program for youth in Zambia, and the lessons she learned on applying ICT4D in the context of Africa and beyond.
Lauren Bailey, TC309: mHealth – Mobile Phones for Public Health alumna, shares her insights on the potential of mobile phones to promoting behavior change in the WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) industry. Check out her cool infographic!
Mobile phones seem to be everywhere in Africa, and they’re keeping people in touch with health, education, banking, and community empowerment. Often community health workers walk miles to find someone only to learn they are away. But the mobile phones stay with the person – making them much easier to reach.
What if your old phone could help improve the health of populations in developing nations? We love mHealth at TechChange, and that’s why we’re donating phones to empower global health practitioners in developing countries via Medic Mobile’s Hope Phones mobile donation program.
With high expectations for mobile health initiatives, and a proliferation of pilot projects (see this map from Uganda), it can be easy to forget that the mHealth field is still young. Like any emergent industry, mHealth is currently experiencing growing pains, a few of which were highlighted by Tina Rosenberg in her recent New York Times article, “The Benefits of Mobile Health, On Hold”. …