Improving health worker performance through text messages

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11th September 2018
text messagesClare Strachan, a managing consultant within CEPA’s Global Health team, has co-authored a research article about a mixed-methods evaluation of a text message-based pilot intervention designed to increase coverage of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp) in Uganda.

The study suggests that complementing classroom training with text messaging can be a feasible, acceptable and inexpensive approach to improving health worker performance and can contribute significantly to ongoing knowledge retention. The intervention shows promise for the improvement of health worker performance for the delivery of IPTp, and could have significant broader application. The article is available from PLOS ONE at:

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