The Training Health Workers for Ebola webinar series begins tomorrow at 10 am EDT! Please see below for more information on this week’s webinars:
· Tuesday, October 21: Learning and Information Needs for Frontline Health Workers
o Join speakers from IntraHealth International, UNICEF, and USAID Liberia to discuss frontline health worker learning & information needs related to Ebola response; tools and materials available to support frontline health worker and community volunteer training; and technologies that can be used to get vital information into the hands of people quickly. Register here.
· Thursday, October 23: Health System Support for Frontline Health Workers
o Join speakers from Jhpiego, Last Mile Health, and IntraHealth International to discuss how frontline health workers can access the information they need to keep themselves safe; communication between health workers and supervisors or other actors in the health system; and tools and materials for support and supervision of frontline health workers. Register here.
An announcement with information on the full webinar series is below my signature. We look forward to seeing you in the webinars, and please contact me if you have any questions.
Jhpiego—Innovating to Save Lives
Alice T. Liu, MBA
Director of ICT4D
Jhpiego—an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University
1776 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
Training Health Workers for Ebola—Protection, Detection, and Response
October 21st, 23rd, 28th and 30th, 10.00-11.00am EDT
Invitation to participate
The Ebola crisis has affected some of the most vulnerable countries of the world, and frontline health workers are struggling to keep pace with the outbreak. Health workers need clear, simple and reliable information on how to protect themselves, detect the disease, and respond.
More than 15 international health organizations, led by mPowering Frontline Health Workers and IntraHealth International, are coming together to share information related to this response through webinar discussions and via an online Resource Center.
Please join the conversation in the webinars.
The webinar series, Training Health Workers for Ebola: Protection, Detection, and Response, will run on October 21, 23, 28, and 30. The webinars are open to all and we welcome participation from as diverse an audience as possible, including Ministries of Health, health workers, community leaders, program implementers (in-country and international), policy makers, and others.
You can find the webinar page and registration information at http://techchange.org/live-events/training-health-workers-for-ebola/. All of the webinars will be available for viewing at www.techchange.org after the air dates.
The presentations and discussions in the webinars will cover the following issues:
· How to leverage currently available resources to train, support, and communicate with frontline health workers and others involved in the direct Ebola response through mobile technology;
· Ways to connect implementers to resources, collaborators, & sources of information;
· Improving opportunities to enable implementers and programmers to share efforts, collaborate, and avoid duplication.
An online Resource Center is being developed for participants to share messages, training content, guidance documents, and other information (launch on 21st October). In addition, a linked 4-week facilitated online discussion will take place in the Health Information for All Forum leading up to, during and after the webinars.
We look forward to meeting you in the webinars
& invite you to participate in the conversations in the HIFA forum.
Do you have content you would like to share in the Resource Center?
Please email Dave Potenziani at Intrahealth
Please share information in this email with your networks so we can be as inclusive as possible in all aspects of this work.
Lesley-Anne Long Dave Potenziani
Global Director Senior Informatics Advisor
mPowering Frontline Health Workers Intrahealth International
Link leads to: http://techchange.org/live-events/training-health-workers-for-ebola/information-and-learning-needs/
Link leads to: http://www.mpoweringhealth.org/blog/37/free-ebola-webinar-series-training-health-workers-/