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Thursday, September 6 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Using mHealth for training and quality assurance of frontline RMNCH workers in Sindh, Pakistan

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This session will share findings from an evaluation of the Roshan Mustaqbil (“Bright Future”) application (App), created by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs Health Communication Component (HCC) Pakistan program. Roshan Mustaqbil was developed to support the Pakistan Lady Health Worker (LHW) program in Sindh Province, specifically to enhance the LHWs' communication skills and interpersonal effectiveness. The App has two components - mLearning and mCounseling, and supports the LHWs and their clients as both an educational tool and a technical resource.

The evaluation of the App found high usability rates and increased perceived effectiveness on users' performance among LHW. Positive findings included sixty-five percent of LHWs who strongly agreed that training through the App had increased their knowledge of FP topics, and 70% who strongly agreed that the training increased their overall ability to provide information and counsel clients on maternal health issues. Seventy-six percent of LHWs strongly agreed that their use of the App had increased their effectiveness as a LHW and  80% strongly agreed the App provided an advantage over traditional learning methods. Positive findings were sustained in results from a 3-month post assessment.

Session participants will learn about key technical and training considerations for mHealth approaches to improve the interpersonal and professional effectiveness of front line workers delivering RMNCH services to clients in rural and communities with limited resources.

Speakers
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Kuor K

STA R&E, CCP
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Saifra Sohail

Senior Research Data Analyst, CCP


Thursday September 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Balcony D 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20009

Attendees (7)