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Health[e]Foundation’s East Africa hub has been launched! Last week, our Senior Project Manager Daphne Elberse travelled to Kampala for the launch of the hub. We are pleased to announce that the hub will be led by Henry Tumwijukye as the Regional Representative, and it will be serving the East Africa region. Over the years, Health[e]Foundation […]
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 […]
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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.
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.
After the official launch of the Drug Decriminalisation[e]Course on 30th of June 2021, a total of 260 participants from >55 countries have started their online learning journey. Expanding on this initial success, the highly interactive, engaging e-learning modules have been translated into French with funding support from the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA).
Since March 2020, the LUCY maternal and neonatal health app is being implemented in Suriname in collaboration with Stichting Perisur and funded by the UTSN Twinningfaciliteit under the wings of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In September 2021, a new version of the app was launched to better meet the needs of pregnant women and parents of newborns.
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.
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.
A group of 43 enthusiastic healthcare workers from Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Uganda completed the Corona[e]Education minicourse during May 2021. This minicourse was provided as a part of a research project conducted by Camila Cuadrado, a first-year master's student from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam program: Management, Policy Analysis, and Entrepreneurship in Health & Life Sciences.