Health[e]Family program launched in Ethiopia and Kenya

Following months of preparation with needs assessments, sensitization, and the development of the Health[e]Family e-course, as well as the design and testing of the LUCY Care app, at last we started the actual capacity strengthening of Health Extension Workers (HEWs) and supervisors at Boreda and Kucha woreda in Ethiopia, and Community Health Representatives and Promotors (CHRs and CHPs) in Migori and Homa Bay in Kenya.

At these four locations in Western Kenya and Southern Ethiopia, a total of 100 trainees joined the kick-off workshops. They started their learning journey on a personal tablet with the aim to be better equipped to support their communities with key information for a healthy life. The coming period will also mark the pilot of our latest m-health solution, the LUCY Care app, to provide information to pregnant women and recent mothers who do not have their own smartphone.

We owe Nuru a big thank you for being great project partners, and we thank Dioraphte and Stichting Virtutis Opus for their generous support which enables us to implement this important program in Ethiopia and Kenya.

Kick-off workshop in Migori, Kenya
Kick-off workshop in Homa Bay, Kenya
Kick-off workshop in Boreda woreda, Ethiopia
Kick-off workshop in Kucha woreda, Ethiopia