Amref Health Africa
One of our core Health and Innovation projects is with AMREF Health Africa. Through a $240,000 grant over 3 years we are supporting AMREF to scale up their mobile nursing education pilot into a full-fledged program to provide targeted m-learning or mobile nursing education. Dubbed “Jibu”, a Kiswahili word meaning “answer”, AMREF’s JIBU program is designed to address barriers that nurses and midwives face in accessing information essential to learning and practice in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
Meet Diana Mukami
“The Jibu m-learning program provided proof that there is an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and information among health workers across the region, and that any opportunity to access information and training materials is welcome.”
Diana Mukami is the eHealth Programme Manager at Amref Health Africa, driving the JIBU project. She is passionate about the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning to contribute to the development of human resources for health in Africa, particularly through e-learning and m-learning. Since 2005, Diana has been involved in the use of technology to deliver training program in the public and private health sectors. These have included the implementation of in-service and pre-service training programs for health workers in countries such as Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Lesotho, in partnership with Ministries of Health, regulatory bodies, health worker training institutions and funding organizations.
- Read more on Elsevier Connect: “M-learning gives Kenyan nurses scalable continuing education“, Diana Mukami, 18 February 2016
- For more about Jibu you can read “Jibu – Increasing Access to Health Information for Nurses in Kenya“, Diana’s presentation from the STTI Conference in Capetown, 22 July 2016