WhatsApp as a Platform for Continued Professional Development

by Nandini Jayarajan, Lisa Mwaikambo, Amy Lee
Global Health eLearning, July 20, 2017

20 pp. 1.5 MB
https://www.k4health.org/sites/default/files/whatsapp-report-final.pdf

In August 2016, K4Health 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 program on healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP) was designed and delivered to 160 participants. The findings from this 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.

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