Amref and Health[e]Foundation collaborate to introduce LUCY in Kenya
Health[e]Foundation and Amref Flying Doctors are happy to announce that we have initiated a new collaboration to improve maternal and child health in Kenya. Adequate maternal neonatal and child health (MNCH) care is essential if maternal and child mortality trends are to be reversed globally and to achieve the UN’s SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) target […]
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 […]
Health[e]Living 4 Schools program
Health[e]Living 4 Schools program empowers young people to make meaningful choices in their relationships and sexual lives Sexual education is extremely important to young people’s development (UNESCO). It helps them build knowledge and has a positive impact on various aspects of their lives such as their self-image, agency, family life, and sex. Yet research shows […]
A life’s worth of skills, experience, and knowledge
Ethiopian midwives have a unique position in the Ethiopian society as they act as change agents promoting SRHR and gender equality amongst adolescents. To adequality prepare them for this task, Health[e]Foundation, the Ethiopian Midwives Association (EMwA), and five collaborating Ethiopian universities introduced the SRHR[e]Education program to strengthen the universities’ SRHR curriculum and support the educational […]
TENA mobile health service empowering Ethiopian communities in the midst of the pandemic
To further support our work with Ethiopian midwives and empower community members, a mobile interactive voice response (IVR) service has been developed to provide health information on topics related to the pandemic. This mobile IVR service, called TENA (HEALTH in Amharic), is freely available for anyone with a mobile phone – no smartphone required – making the service accessible for the majority of the Ethiopian society.
Ethiopia’s access to high quality health education for midwifery students may be a step closer thanks to the SRHR[e]Education program
In March 2020 together with the Ethiopian Midwives Association we started the program entitled “Midwife students as advocates to empower female graduates and adolescents by promoting SRHR and gender equality to support access and retention in the educational system using blended e-learning” funded by the Institutional Collaboration Projects Orange Knowledge Programme of Nuffic.
After one year of launching the SRHR[e]Education course in Ethiopia a study was conducted to report on the impact and progress that this project has had on the first groups of students participating in this project.
More than 200 Ethiopian midwifery students learn about sexual and reproductive health and rights
At the end of May, more than 200 midwifery students of the Haramaya University and Gondar University in Ethiopia started with their e-learning journey to enhance their skills and knowledge about sexual and reproductive health and rights. A topic closely related to their midwifery profession, but often rarely touched upon within their university curriculum.
The Digital Learning Solution Series: Adolescent and youth friendly health services
Our journey with Paediatric & Adolescent Treatment Africa (PATA) continues by collaborating on a new e-learning course READY for SRHR/HIV integration! for health providers who work with adolescents and young people.
Empowering Moroccan women with the LUCY reproductive and maternal health app
Morocco has made substantial improvements in reproductive, maternal and newborn health over the past years, however challenges remain, especially for rural and lower educated women. Higher maternal and newborn mortality, limited access to health services and information, and sexual violence are common issues for this group.
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 provider advocacy: combining professional expertise and passion for adolescent-friendly services
Paediatric Adolescent Treatment Africa – PATA and Health[e]Foundation started a collaboration to strengthen the capacity of health providers, empowering them to be strong health advocates for AFHS and integrated SRHR and HIV services.
Ethiopian midwifery students start e-learning on SRHR and gender equality
The Ethiopian Midwives Association and Health[e]Foundation – Global Health department of Amsterdam UMC/University and the collaboration Ethiopian universities / TVET colleges, funded by Nuffic, introduced a project to strengthen universities’ SRHR curriculum development and support the educational system to deliver competent, gender-sensitive and entrepreneurial midwifery graduates.