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eLearning concept for health workers in Cape Town’s townships

Students and professors from the University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm (HNU) and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in Cape Town developed a concept for the mobile training of African “community health workers” in Cape Town who take care of tuberculosis patients. The project took place in collaboration with the non-profit HOPE Cape Town Association.

In four German-African teams, the students examined the learning environment, the needs and previous knowledge as well as the IT skills of health workers. Then they developed a concept that provides learning content that fits the individual learning habits and is technically mobile.
The community health workers must have a sound medical education. With an eLearning course, they are prepared for their activities. The task of the project teams was to tailor existing eLearning content to individual needs and make the services mobile – whether on-site in townships, clinics or at home.

It is planned to continue the project so that the HOPE Cape Town Association can build a sustainable eLearning system. This includes forming a network with universities and state and non-governmental organizations in South Africa.