Commitment to Action

Improving Health Access through Mobile Tools

Commitment by

Amref Health Africa

In 2016, Amref Health Africa, committed to providing 10,000 Kenyan Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) with a mobile training platform through which health workers can access continued training and supervision through their mobile device. The Leap platform allows CHVs to access continuous training opportunities, peer collaboration, real time evaluation reports and strengthened supervision, which has been shown to increase training completion rates, improve knowledge retention, and reduce attrition. In partnership with Safaricom, M-Pesa Foundation and Safaricom Foundation, Amref Health Africa will leverage the Leap platform to increase the effectiveness of CHVs so they are better equipped to serve their communities and communicate community health needs in support of the Kenya Ministry of Health Community Health Strategy. The CHVs enrolled in this innovative program will empower over 500,000 household members to take charge of their own health, providing them with quality healthcare while simultaneously delivering comprehensive health.

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Commitment

Improving Health Access through Mobile Tools

Launched

2016

Est. Duration

5 years

Estimated Total Value

$2,600,000

Region

Africa

Countries

KENYA

Commitment by

Amref Health Africa

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Safaricom Limited, Government of Kenya