Health[e]Foundation’s LUCY journey started in March 2020, when we first launched the LUCY app to facilitate healthy and informed pregnancies among (expectant) women in Suriname. With tailored health information, (expectant) women in Suriname have been empowered to make informed decisions about their own health and the health of their babies. Following successful implementation in Suriname, […]
The Ethiopian Midwives Association (EMwA) and Health[e]Foundation continue their successful collaboration on blended learning programs to strengthen the Ethiopian health system. Recently, we commenced two new tailor-made-training programs with Nuffic, funded by the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Orange Knowledge ProgrammeThe Orange Knowledge Programme is a Dutch global development programme managed by Nuffic, a Dutch […]
Joined forces: Nuru and Health[e]Foundation for “Informed mothers and healthy babies in Ethiopia and Kenya”
Health[e]Foundation, Nuru Ethiopia, and Nuru Kenya are teaming up for yet another exciting collaborative project to implement the LUCY maternal and neonatal health app among (expectant) mothers in southern Ethiopia and western Kenya. The LUCY app provides accurate, personalized, and accessible health information and helps (expectant) mothers to make healthy and informed decisions about their […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.