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WhatsApp as a Platform for Continued Professional Development for health workersK4Health explored the messenger platform as a mode to deliver family planning content to Kenyan health workers

August 11, 2017

The Knowledge for Health project (Baltimore, Maryland) tested the WhatsApp Messenger platform as a mode to deliver family planning continued professional development training content to Kenyan health workers and promote knowledge exchange and discussion.

A seven-week training programme on healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP) was designed and delivered to 160 participants. The findings from the training activity reveal that WhatsApp is well-received as a platform for continuing professional development. Implementation of the activity also led to a number of lessons learned around training setup, facilitation, and active participation. To read the full report click here.

Source: K4Health