Webinar ‘Capacity building for health workers in Africa’

May 25, 2022 - 12:00-13:30 CET

Another BETTEReHEALTH webinar is coming up on May 25th (12:00-13:30 CET) and will be focusing on "Capacity building for health workers in Africa".

The webinar aims at sharing experiences of how the development of digital competencies of health workers can be supported.

BETTEReHEALTH conducted a survey on capacity building in eHealth in Africa. The survey results on the needs for digital skills among health workers and the opportunities and obstacles with regards to capacity building will be presented.

Community health workers in Malawi are provided with tablets and an information system to cover all their health programmes. The webinar will present the plan and previous results from how thousands of community health workers can be brought up to speed.

A training program for developing digital skills among health workers in Ghana carried out a test before and after the trainees attended the course. Such tests provide specific knowledge about the effectiveness of training, something which is useful to know for other course designers and trainers.

A health centre in South Africa regularly provides guidance on digital tools and health information. Hence, capacity building in eHealth becomes part of the daily practice in the organization.


A survey of capacity building on eHealth for health workers in Africa
Jens Kaasbøll

Capacity building for community health workers in Malawi on use of tablets for all patient data
Chipo Kanjo

Digital literacy for health workers in Ghana - training and tests
Oksana Debrah

Improving data handling and analytic skills in a health centre in South Africa

Flora Nah Asah

(Each individual presentation will be followed by Q&A and discussion.)

About the presenters:

Jens Kaasbøll is a professor at the University of Oslo, Norway. He has been working with health information systems in Africa for more than two decades.

Chipo Kanjo is an associate professor at the University of Malawi. She studied the information system of traditional birth attendants for her PhD and is currently engaged with the Integrated Community Health Information System (iCHIS) in Malawi.

Oksana Debrah is at the Ghana Health Service and has a background in biomedical science. She is a project leader of information systems for medical laboratories in the country.

Flora Nah Asah is a researcher at the University of Oslo. She has previously studied the health information systems in Cameroon, Ghana and South Africa. She has a background in public health.

Click here for more details and register to the BETTEReHEALTH Online Community* in order to join the webinar on May 25th. We look forward meeting you during this event!

*The BETTEReHEALTH Online Community allows you to register, create your profile and start networking and connecting (via messaging or live video meetings) with eHealth / Digital Health stakeholders from Africa & Europe and participate in regular webinars. It will become a continuous online network that helps you to pick up useful information, identify new contacts and partnership opportunities, and establish new collaboration or business activities.

This project (BETTEReHEALTH) has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101017450

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