Health[e]Foundation at MoodleMoot Global 2022
Last week, Health[e]Foundation travelled to Barcelona to attend the MoodleMoot Global 2022. This 3-day conference brought together 835 Moodlers (i.e. people with a specific interest in Moodle as open source digital learning platform) from 60 countries around the world to learn from each other, explore, and share best practices for the future of education. Health[e]Foundation’s […]
Outcomes of the TENA IVR service impact evaluation in Ethiopia
For the last five months, Georgie Bouwknecht, Global Health student at the VU University Amsterdam, did her internship at Health[e]Foundation, during which she conducted a mixed methods study on the TENA IVR service implemented in Ethiopia in collaboration with the Ethiopian Midwives Association (EMwA) and Viamo. TENA has been developed to provide health information on […]
Health[e]Foundation Annual Report 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic forced and inspired us to reshape ourselves, extending our blended e-learning programs into transferable digital learning solutions; and using mobile health apps to promote information-sharing to communities. We have moved from providing knowhow to knowledge sharing, and from targeted education to inclusive approaches.
Positive Vibes from Uganda
Three years after completing the Health[e]Living program in Uganda, Health[e]Foundation is glad to still receive Positive Vibes from the program. Impact stories are shared by alumni participants who continue to use their tablets and training material for hosting informative and engaging sessions with young people and adolescents in their communities.
Follow-up workshop for in-service midwives in Addis Ababa
As both the humanitarian crisis and COVID-19 pandemic continue to have a profound impact on day-to-day life in Ethiopia, it has become challenging but even more so important to train health workers. Therefore we are specifically proud to see the success of our learners in Addis Ababa, who managed to complete the Pandemic[e]Response training in the midst of hectic times and are very grateful for the work of the local implementers and stakeholders.
The crucial role of education in Rwanda’s fight against COVID-19: a personal reflection of our local project manager D’artagnan Habintwali
In 2019 when the first case of COVID-19 was reported in China, in Rwanda we did not think that COVID-19 was going to be as serious as it is today. Only a few months after the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Rwanda on 14th March 2020, health institutions started to get ready, and the panic was growing big among people.
A personal reflection on the COVID-19 situation in Uganda from our country representative Hanipha Kakooza
Our country representative in Uganda, Hanipha Kakooza, shares her personal reflection on the COVID-19 situation in her home country and her personal life, in Uganda.
Kick-off workshop at Addis Ababa University for Ethiopian midwifery students on pandemic response
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to jeopardize the routine health services provided by Ethiopian healthcare professionals, including midwives. Health workers report that COVID-19 travel restrictions in Ethiopia are forcing pregnant women to give unattended birth at home. Moreover, staff involved in the provision of maternal and SRHR services have been diverted to fulfill other tasks, clinics have been closed, and people are reluctant to visit health facilities. Hence, the need to train midwives in performing their core tasks during these daring circumstances is evident.
Lockdown and virtual workshops
Unfortunately, COVID-19 cases have been spiraling in Suriname over the last couple of months resulting in a complete lockdown at the end of May when infections kept on increasing and the IC units reached their maximum capacity. Luckily, the number of infections is now gradually declining, but the lockdown remains.
World Immunization Week 2021 “Vaccines bring us closer”
The 2021 World Immunization Week – held every year in the last week of April – aims to increase trust and confidence in vaccines (acceptance) and increase investment in vaccines (accessibility). Health[e]Foundation aims to contribute to increasing the trust and confidence in vaccines, among others in the fight against the current COVID-19 pandemic with its e-learning course Corona[e]Education.
Strengthening maternal and neonatal health in Ethiopia in the midst of a global health emergency
The COVID-19 pandemic is jeopardizing the routine health services of Ethiopian midwives. The African Journal of Reproductive Health affirms that Ethiopian midwives struggle with the consequences of COVID-19 while ensuring safe deliveries. Health workers report that COVID-19 travel restrictions in Ethiopia are forcing pregnant women to give birth at home. Moreover, staff involved in the provision of SRHR services have been diverted to fulfill other tasks, clinics have been closed, and people are reluctant to visit health facilities for SRH services. Hence, the need to train midwives in performing their core tasks during these daring circumstances is evident.
Health[e]Community training in Rwanda: from Ebola-preparedness to COVID-19 containment
The Umurinzi Ebola Vaccine Program was launched in December 2019 with the objective of educating and vaccinating community members against the deadly Ebola disease and prevent it from spreading further in Africa. What started as a holistic Ebola preparedness program expanded into a COVID-19 containment program as well.