May 12, 2020
Goals and/or objectives of the programme
The overall goal of the Digital Skills for Effective Healthcare Services project is to enhance the capacity of health care workers to apply digital skills in the delivery of effective health care services in Laikipia County, Kenya. The project is a pilot birthed from a user needs assessment carried out between May 2021 – October 2020 to identify the digital skills sets that are highly relevant for the frontline health care workers to deliver effective services targeting healthcare workers in Laikipia County of Kenya. The Needs Assessment was funded by the UK Government Digital Access Programme. The project was informed by the realization that healthcare access during the COVID 19 period, had become increasingly difficult to the underserved communities in Laikipia County. The restricted movement made it difficult for the healthcare workers to track patients, monitor adherence to treatment, and most importantly, deliver community-focused health promotion activities. This called for the need to leverage technological opportunities to expand access, enhance efficient and sustainable delivery of healthcare services.
TOT Approach to delivery of training
Awareness creation and digital skills building
Partnerships and Collaboration
Results and Impact of the programme
The programme has enrolled and trained 51 ToTs with digital skills to enable them leverage on technological opportunities to expand access, enhance efficient and sustainable delivery of healthcare services. The ToTs have in-turn equipped 325 Healthcare Workers at facility level with digital skills necessary for leveraging on technological opportunities to expand access, enhance efficient and sustainable delivery of healthcare services among communities in Laikipia county. An online repository serving as a one-stop centre where healthcare workers can access health information including training opportunities has been established in partnership with the county government.