ABN – Accenture has provided a US$3 million grant to AMREF Healthcare Africa to help with the training of 3,000 community workers.
The grant will be used over two years to help healthcare workers access additional tools and train using mobile technology.
Dr. Peter Ngatia, AMREF’s director for Capacity Building, said: “Traditional approaches are not sufficient in solving the health worker crisis that we currently face.
“We encourage the application of innovative methods to scale up training because this is the only way we can impart skills to more health workers in a short period of time.”
The mobile technology aspect of the Health Enablement and Learning Platform (HELP) allows workers even in the most remote areas of Africa to access learning.
Jill Huntley, MD for Global Corporate Citizenship at Accenture, added: “By harnessing the power of mobile, Amref Health Africa is delivering job and medical skills training at speed and scale – a critical component in improving the health as well as the long-term economic sustainability of communities in Africa.”