Yearly Archives: 2015

Our mCHW & Fell project findings presented at ‘Crossing Boundaries 2 – Health Research Relevant to LMIC Across Oxford’s Disciplines and Divisions’

On 8 December, Niall Winters presented findings from the ESRC-DFID-funded mCHW project at the Crossing Boundaries 2 Health Research Relevant to LMIC Conference at Said Business School.         At the same event, Anne Geniets gave a flash talk and presented findings of her collaborative work with Laurenz Langer and Niall Winters on…
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What is “appropriate technology” for eLearning in Africa?

“What does it really mean to use technology for education and learning in Africa”, asks Niall Winters in his recent contribution to the eLearning Africa Report 2015. “For many”, he writes, “it is an opportunity to provide students with the skills they need to take part in the knowledge economy of the 21st century, a…
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Using theory-driven evaluation within the mCHW project

By Martin Oliver Our project’s aim – to advance the training and supervision of community health workers in Kenya, following a participatory approach – creates some very specific requirements for evaluation. Unlike some intervention projects, our work with CHWs, CHEWs and other close-to-community actors isn’t stable. It has to be negotiated at every step, and…
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mCHW Stakeholder Meeting

By Hannah Wanjiru The project held a highly successful stakeholder’s forum on March 18, 2015 at Amref Health Africa Headquarters-auditorium. The meeting drew 30 stakeholders from the Ministry of Health both national officials, county officials and various partners such as UNICEF, medic mobile, World Vision and Special Education Professionals. The agenda of the meeting was…
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Mobile learning in global health training: What about social justice?

  Niall Winters discusses the emerging findings form the mCHW project at a Public Seminar at the Department of Education, University of Oxford on 16 February 2015. He elaborates on the framing of global health training with technology from a social justice perspective (Winters & Geniets, in submission). Critiquing ICT for development, he shows how the design,…
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mCHW – Spreading the Word

It has been another busy few months for the mCHW project team. The successful scale up in November and December of the project to 100 community health volunteers and their supervisors in Kibera and Makueni with ongoing refresher trainings, was followed by an inspiring Capacity Building trip by Amref Health Africa collaborators Dr Alice Lakati…
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The FIRST LOVE MOTHERS Group

By Benson Maina Njoroge, Public Health Officer and Supervisor in Kibera, Nairobi I was privileged to attend yet another one of the First Love Mothers group meetings held on Sunday 8th Feb 2015. This followed an invitation from the Chairlady of the group Ms Judy. I arrived early in Kibera where the meeting was to…
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