Launch of mobile learning app for community health workers: Boost

7 February, 2020

Dear all,

Greetings from Avert!

This week marks the official launch of Boost: our mobile app designed to support the work and ongoing learning of community health workers (CHWs) in southern Africa.

Boost provides easy, up-to-date, visual and interactive materials on HIV and sexual health. It’s accessible offline, easy to use and regularly updated. Download Boost for free from

Co-created with community health workers and peer educators from across Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the app provides the latest information on their most sought after topics, including Dolutegravir, consent, self-testing and mental health.

For organisations interested in rolling out Boost, we can provide disaggregated data on your community health workers’ usage, so you can gain insights on how often the app is being used, by how many of your community health workers, and what content they find most helpful. Register your organisations interest in using Boost here: In addition to this Avert can provide registered organisations with communications and support to help you roll out Boost with your community healthworkers.

For more information on Boost visit or email


Francesca Edmans

Content Editor, Avert

What people are saying about Boost:

“It has clear information and the images are clear to use. Boost will help me to educate my community.” – Locadia, CHW, Zimbabwe

“What I love most about Boost is that it is simple but very educating & will help me so much in my field.” – Loveness, CHW, Zambia

“Boost is interactive, informative and educative. It gives factual information on HIV and AIDS” – Talent, CHW, Zimbabwe

”I would refer to Boost anytime I have a challenge in responding to cases I come across.” - Takunda, peer educator, Zimbabwe

HIFA profile: Francesca Edmans is a content editor - sexual health and HIV with Avert in the United Kingdom. Email address: