Health[e]Families Day!

At Health[e]Foundation, we believe that a healthy life is key to success and being a family-friendly workplace is at the core of our organization.

Launching our East Africa hub

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Join the French Drug Decriminalisation[e]Course!

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). 

LUCY 2.0: growing bigger and better!

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.

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.

Evaluating the user experience of Moodle among healthcare professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa

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.