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Software Support for Creating Digital Health Training Materials in the Field

Molapo, M and G Marsden (2013) Software Support for Creating Digital Health Training Materials in the Field. In Proceedings ICTD 2013, pages 204-213.

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Abstract

In this paper, we present the design, implementation, and deployment of a tool developed to help rural health trainers to create digital training content for low-literate Community Health Workers (CHWs) in Lesotho, the digital content being mobile videos created from combining images, voice over, and/or video clips. Our results show that when health professionals who are based in rural areas were empowered by the tool to create their own content, they were able to supplement nationally and globally produced health training materials with more locally relevant content that addresses unique information needs within their communities. We discuss other lessons learned from an eight-months deployment of this tool in Lesotho, and conclude with recommendations on how a similar project can be implemented in other developing regions.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.5 INFORMATION INTERFACES AND PRESENTATION
ID Code:898
Deposited By:Marsden, Gary
Deposited On:28 October 2013