Since 2013, Amref Health Africa has worked with a public private partnership (Accenture, M-Pesa Foundation, Safaricom, Vodafone (Mezzanine) and Government of Kenya) to develop a sustainable and scalable mobile learning (mLearning) academy for health workers across Africa. This was through the Health Enablement and Learning Platform (HELP) Project through which over 3,000 Community Health Workers (CHWs) in Kenya, drawn from urban, rural and nomadic sites, were successfully trained.
In 2016, HELP rebranded to Leap the mHealth platform. Leap is a mobile learning solution for training health care workers, wherever they are, whenever you need to, using their mobile device, whether basic or smart phone. Leap employs an appropriate mobile learning, micro-learning approach, known as mPedagogy to train and empower health workers on various health matters. Health workers are able to go through learning materials at their own pace, while in the community, providing for both interpersonal and community aspects of learning. mLearning complements initial face to face training, enabling the CHWs to learn at their own pace, at their own time using their own mobile devices while in their communities. We deliver approved Ministry of Health curricula and more, through a combination of text and audio messages, making it accessible through basic mobile phones.
To date, Leap has trained over 35,000 learners across over 30 counties in Kenya. Overall, over 64,000 learners have been enrolled on Leap! We have embarked on scaling up across various countries in Africa. We aim to be the go-to solution for health worker training in Africa and beyond!
- Leap comes with leading accredited healthcare training content and is customisable to unique training demands.
- We offer space for learners to exchange knowledge with peers and an unprecedented way to keep learners engaged.
- We offer world class healthcare training directly to people’s pockets, at the touch of a button.
Leap empowers organisations and health workers to transform the health outcomes of communities they serve. Partner with us in your programmes and services to build Africa’s first fully integrated mobile community health platform accelerating the path to empowering a million CHWs and strengthening community health systems.