A Quantum Leap for Health Care in Africa

A Quantum Leap for Health Care in Africa

The waves swashing against the piers, the breath-taking scenic view of the mountains and beautiful landscape, buildings that have amazing architectural designs…welcome to Vancouver, a coastal seaport city on the mainland of Canada. This beautiful city played host to the 2016 Health Systems Research Symposium (HSR 2016). Delegates from different organisations cutting across diverse nationalities and cultures were present. And gladly, Amref Health Africa’s mHealth innovation, Leap, was also represented.


img_20161117_131437182_resizedWith the title “A Quantum LEAP for Health Care in Africa,” Jackline Kiarie, Product and Delivery Lead, discussed how Leap the mHealth platform helps to address the challenge of training Community Health Workers (CHWs) using the traditional face-to-face method. Learning outcomes in areas where Leap has been implemented were also highlighted as well as our vision to reach 1,000,000 CHWs in Africa! To find out more about the e-poster presentation, please click here.



We also sought to hear what delegates had to say about the role of CHWs in Health Systems Strengthening. Here’s what we found out:

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For more views of the role of CHWs in Health Systems Strengthening, please check #CHWsMatter on twitter and Leap the mHealth Platform on Instagram.


Kindly click here to find out more about HSR 2016.