Update your knowledge on Immunization, Viruses and other Common Pathogens. Download the Immunization module for Primary Health Workers

Many serious communicable diseases are easily preventable by immunization and it saves millions of lives every year. Immunization or vaccination can make an enormous difference to the health of individuals and communities. Main vaccine-preventable diseases are tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, measles, pneumonia and meningitis due to Haemophilus influenzae type b, and hepatitis B disease.

This Module contains clear guidelines on how to conduct all important immunization activities. Much of the credit for successful immunization campaigns is due to the activities of primary health professionals.

You can download the course to run offline on your Android smartphone directly from the OppiaMobile learning app.

The Community Health Toolkit collaboration and OppiaMobile

The Community Health Toolkit is a project by a group of leading organizations who have come together to support the development of digital health initiatives in the hardest-to-reach areas. It provides a collection of open source technologies and open access design, technical, and implementer resources that help you build and deploy digital tools for community health. OppiaMobile, developed by Digital Campus  is an open source mobile learning platform specially designed for delivering learning content, multimedia and quizzes in low-broadband settings. We have already mobile adapted complete training curriculums for Community Health Workers to be used worldwide.

You can download the courses to run offline on your Android smartphone directly from the OppiaMobile learning app.

Update your knowledge on essential Public Health concepts and epidemics. Download the Health Education, Advocacy and Community Mobilisation module for Health Workers

Many things that will actually improve the health of our communities, like the current COVID-19 pandemic, depend on community and communal action. This module teaches the skills required to enable health workers to mobilise a community and promote community participation. It will help primary health workers with some practical ideas of where to start and how to go about the work with individuals, families and with the whole community. The module also focus on theoretical concepts such as learning about human behaviour, or how people learn. Understanding these issues will help primary health workers in their day-to-day work when they are actually faced with people who they need to engage with. Acquiring advocacy work skills are also important  to make sure that leaders know of the real health needs of the communities and work together with primary health workers to improve the health system.

You can download the course to run offline on your Android smartphone directly from the OppiaMobile learning app.

Our paper “Meeting Community health workers needs for maternal health care service delivery using appropriate technologies in Ethiopia” published in Plos One has accumulated more than 12.500 views since published

Mobile health applications are complex interventions that essentially require changes to the behavior of health care professionals who will use them and changes to systems or processes in delivery of care. Our aim in this paper was to explain the essential technical needs of Community Health Workers and midwives for maternal health using appropriate mobile technologies tools

Update your knowledge on Infectious Diseases diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Download the Communicable Diseases module for Primary Health Workers

Communicable diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, protozoa, fungi and parasites, make a huge contribution to the burden of disease, disability and death worldwide. Some communicable diseases are easily preventable through simple measures such as vaccination and changes in human behavior, for example, handwashing with soap.

To prevent or control the major communicable diseases worldwide, a joint effort by primary health workers, the government, and community members is crucial. Together with the practical skills training associated with this Module, Communicable Diseases will help Community Health Workers to acquire the basic skills and knowledge to reduce the burden of mortality and morbidity in their community through the detection, prevention and treatment of common and emergent infections.

You can download the course to run offline on your Android smartphone directly from the OppiaMobile learning app.

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