Ministry begins mobile phone based training to fight COVID-19

by Amref Health Africa

Addis Ababa, May 18, 2020 (FBC) – The Ministry of Health (MoH) has launched a new mobile phone training platform for frontline health workers.

The platform would help train health extension workers (HEPs) and their supervisors on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, said MoH in a statement.

Combining interactive SMS and audio training with quizzes and peer learning tools, the new mobile phone-based learning platform helps HEPs equip themselves with the skills and knowledge required to support their communities in halting the pandemic.

According to the statement, Ministry of Health partnered with AMREF Health Africa rolls out the training across the country, reaching thousands of health workers.

All health extension workers will be trained in one-month period and actively engaged in the prevention and control of COVID-19

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