We’re continuing with our Project Spotlights and next week (July 25-29) we’re going to have the group that has created Open Deliver for providing educational content to frontline health workers.
Open Deliver is a process for creating, adapting, and delivering digital content. This process can be institutionalized by governments for leveraging the rapid growth of mobile device availability for training frontline health workers (FHWs) at a national scale.
Open Deliver promotes re-use of content and the technology used for content delivery by centralizing operations on a single platform. This approach promotes collaboration among program representatives avoiding duplication of content and technology for each new program. The Open Deliver process also enables Governments to react very quickly to emergency health crisis such as Ebola allowing them to publish relevant materials to mobile devices in days rather than months.
It combines existing, open source technologies into a single production process. These technologies include: ORB, mPowering’s platform for sharing mobile training content; Moodle, a learning management system for course creation; and OppiaMobile, a mobile app for delivery of course content.
We’re lucky to have 4 key members of the team from different countries.
Mike Bailey is the Senior Country Advisor for the mPowering Frontline Health Workers Partnership. Mike has over 20 years of experience as a systems development and program manager and was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the American Public Health Association’s International Health Section.
Okey Okuzu is a healthcare visionary and serial entrepreneur who identifying ways of improving healthcare delivery to underserved markets and populations using emerging technologies. He founded InStrat Global Health Solutions in 2010 to focus on Global Health Innovation by identifying and deploying technology based healthcare solutions to underserved markets using SMS and 3G wireless technologies.
Laila Hussain is a social and behavior change communication (SBCC) specialist who has worked with rural communities across Pakistan. She has in depth experience in the design and implementation of community based programs ranging from maternal and child health to education and disaster risk management. Laila is passionate about engaging with hard to reach and underserved communities, using SBCC to increase knowledge and awareness, and motivating people to find effective and sustainable solutions to the issues they face.
Huguette Diakabana is a Program/Project Manager for eHealth Africa. She also oversees partner relations at eHealth's Guinea office. Huguette is passionate about applying affordable and sustainable technology based solutions to development issues, especially public health and capacity building. She has over 10 years of field experience, in both private and humanitarian organizations.
I’m also including two documents describing Open Deliver and an evaluation of it in Nigeria.