Putting Technology to Work

Above – another happy group of health workers, the program’s newest inductees. By the end of next week, there will be 50 phones in the field – next Wednesday, we’re adding Reproductive Health and Youth Counseling volunteers to the network.

Below, you’ll see some of the CHWs re-teaching SMS steps to the rest of the group – a key component of the training sessions.

Once the session ended, a few of the CHWs reviewed their notes:

Walking through a village this afternoon, I happened upon three separate barber shops, each advertising Phone Charging services.

Malawians understand mobiles. It’s time to put the technology to work.

Next week, amid further CHW orientation, we’re holding comprehensive training sessions for hospital staff – so that TB officers, ART directors, pediatric nurses, PMTCT coordinators, clinicians, and VCT volunteers alike can use FrontlineSMS to contact the CHWs.

Posted: July 12th, 2008
Categories: HIV/AIDS Care, Technology, Tuberculosis Management
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