Delivering Digital Educational Content for CHWs on a Global Scale

14 August, 2019

CHW Central has just launched the second in its feature series on tools for CHW programs: Delivering Digital Educational Content for CHWs on a Global Scale, By Michael Bailey, Magnus Conteh, Siobhan Kelley, and Dr. Chomba Sinyangwe of Last Mile Health's Community Health Academy,

Visit CHW Central to read their feature and engage here to discuss the authors' questions to the community.

"The Community Health Academy recognizes that existing approaches to scaling digital health technology on a national scale have failed to yield sustainable results. The key to success is the recognition that the platform and the health-related information it conveys should be treated as a global public good where the common elements of the community health worker curriculum are leveraged to create a digitally based global curriculum that can be adapted, localized, and updated by individual governments. The question the Community Health Academy poses to the HIFA community is whether the global community - including governments, civil society, global institutions, and other partners -- is ready to collaborate on providing a sustainable process for delivering digital educational content to health workers?

Rebecca Furth

Senior Technical Advisor

Initiatives Inc.

264 Beacon Street

Boston, MA 02116

Phone: 617-262-0293

HIFA profile: Rebecca Furth is a public health specialist and cultural anthropologist. She is a Senior Technical Advisor at Initiatives Inc., USA and Technical Manager for Her professional interests include human resources for health, community health worker program strengthening, organizational development, health systems strengthening, and culture and development. She is a member of the HIFA working group on CHWs.