April 2014 - Training Resources Bulletin

AIHA Training Resources Bulletin
April 2014

Supporting Access to the Latest Professional Online Resources


 In This Issue...

ONLINE COURSES

WEBINARS

TRAINING MATERIALS

TRAINING TOOLS

ONLINE COURSES

Palliative care e-learning course for healthcare professionals in Africa

ecancer, Cardiff University and the African Palliative Care Association have developed an online course in palliative care contextualised for African healthcare professionals.

The course has been created through the IAEA Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy, Virtual University of Cancer Control and is available for free through ecancer as well as the VUCCnet online.

Filming and development of the modules took place in the UK and South Africa and involved input from 37 of Africa’s leading palliative care experts as well as Cardiff University’s team.

Dr Fiona Rawlinson, who is a consultant in palliative medicine at the Princess of Wales Hospital, UK and the leader of Cardiff University’s team, worked closely with the African Palliative Care Association to ensure the content of the course was appropriate for the sub-Saharan cancer profile and resource setting.

http://ecancer.org/education/course/1-palliativecare-e-learning-course-for-healthcareprofessionals-in-africa.php

WEBINARS 

Developing and implementing interventions to improve community health worker motivation and performance

What are the main challenges CHW programmes face?

  • low motivation
  • under-performance
  • infrequent supportive supervision
  • high attrition

How can innovative mHealth approaches address these challenges? Join the webinar hosted by the inSCALE project to hear learning from the design and implementation of innovative intervention in Mozambique and Uganda. To join, please connect via the link:
https://connect.sunet.se/r1zyi7iioxp/ (Please use Internet Explorer as link does not open well in Firefox or Chrome) 3pm BST (British Summer Time), 14th May 2014.

For details, please contact:
i.jones@malariaconsortium.org

TRAINING MATERIALS

African Health Open Educational Resources (OER) Network

Inspired by potential benefits of Open Educational Resources (OER) over 40 faculty and staff representing eight health science institutions from across Africa came together to discuss the formation of network to share openly licensed health educational materials developed by and targeted toward their African colleagues. At the meeting, participants jointly developed a Vision for a Health OER Network in Africa, which envisioned a network of African institutions that would harness OER to share knowledge, address curriculum gaps, and build communities of practice around healthcare education.

Their aim is to position the Network as a leader in sharing educational resources for health, dramatically expanding African health educators’ global impact and influence and strengthening the Network as a point of reference for learning and teaching materials for educators and learners across the African continent and ultimately worldwide. The Network is co-facilitated by OER Africa, an initiative of the South African Institute for Distance Education, and the University of Michigan. To promote OER practice in Africa, OER Africa nurtures relationships with higher education institutions and networks, offering them three complementary forms of support:

  • Policy engagement
  • Development/adaptation of OER for programmes and courses
  • Support to collaborative networks

http://www.oerafrica.org/healthoer


M&E Toolkit “Measuring Success: Using Data for Health Program Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation”

This toolkit provides guidance on how to use data to plan a health program and to measure its success through monitoring and evaluation (M&E). It also offers links to important M&E-related resources. Basic introductions are provided throughout the toolkit, as well as a glossary of planning, monitoring and evaluation terms, for those less familiar with the concepts and demands of using data for program planning and M&E. Links to important resources that have been selected by M&E experts are also provided for those with more experience or those needing to delve into further details and specific examples.

https://www.urbanreproductivehealth.org/toolkits/measuring-success


Emergency Contraception Toolkit

The new K4Health Emergency Contraception Toolkit (provides donors, advocates, decision makers, program managers, health service providers, and communications professionals with a carefully selected collection of state-of-the-art resources and tools for delivering emergency contraception to those who need it. It includes:

  • Essential facts on the safety, effectiveness, and importance of emergency contraception.
  • Tools for advocacy and policy making, including talking points, and global and regional data on current availability and use of emergency contraception.
  • Training and service delivery tools for providing emergency contraception, including manuals, job aids, guidelines, and more.
  • Resources for various facets of emergency contraception program management, including logistics, social marketing, and scale-up.
  • Country experiences with delivery of emergency contraceptive services, including assessments, case studies, and policy briefs.
  • Links to key organizations working to improve health outcomes worldwide by expanding access to emergency contraception.

http://www.k4health.org/toolkits/emergencycontraception


TRAINING TOOLS

Site2Pic

Screenshots are used for different purposes. As a teacher you may need screenshots to share with your students especially when it comes to explaining a process or a concept. There are several free sreenshot taking tools that you can find online.

Site2Pic is screen capturing tool that is very easy to use and does not require any installation or download. Just head over to its main page and enter in the URL of the webpage you want to capture and Site2pic will instantly provide you with a screenshot of that website. You can share the screenshot using the unique image URL Site2Pic generates for you.

http://site2pic.com/


PurposeGames

PurposeGames is a web site for learning and having fun at the same time. Create your own games, host your own groups / classes, study for a test. You can also search for and use available games. The service is free.

http://www.purposegames.com/


About the AIHA Training Resources Bulletin

The Training Resources Bulletin is distributed free of charge as a service of the American International Health Alliance’s Learning Resources Project (LRP) thanks to the generous support of the American people through the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The Learning Resources Project is implemented through AIHA’s HIV/AIDS Twinning Center Program, which is funded through a cooperative agreement with the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

The Training Resources Bulletin is distributed free of charge as a service of the American International Health Alliance’s Knowledge Management Program thanks to the generous support of the American people through the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The Knowledge Management Program is implemented through AIHA’s HIV/AIDS Twinning Center Program, which is funded through a cooperative agreement with the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

The Training Resources Bulletin is intended to assist institutions and individuals who are seeking online training options in the field of medicine, public health, social work, and related topics. Information in the Bulletin is obtained from various international organizations and presented as a service to AIHA’s mailing lists subscribers.

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