Blended Learning Using Peer Mentoring and WhatsApp for Building Capacity of Health Workers for Strengthening Immunization Services in Kenya

Global Health: Science and Practice (GHSP)
Vol. 9, No. 1 April 01, 2021
http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/current

 

PROGRAM CASE STUDIES
Blended Learning Using Peer Mentoring and WhatsApp for Building Capacity of Health Workers for Strengthening Immunization Services in Kenya
Iqbal Hossain, Isaac Mugoya, Lilian Muchai, Kirstin Krudwig, Nicole Davis, Lora Shimp and Vanessa Richart
Global Health: Science and Practice April 2021, 9(1):201-215; https://doi.org/10.9745/GHSP-D-20-00421
Innovative learning strategies are needed to improve frontline health workers’ skills for achieving immunization coverage goals—now even more important with COVID-19. Peer mentoring and WhatsApp networking are low-cost and useful blended learning methods for need-based and individualized capacity building of health workers for improving immunization services that don’t disrupt the health care workers’ regular work.