Impact Evaluation: Assessing the Effectiveness of an eLearning Intervention in Afghanistan and Tajikistan
Grant award: CAD 183,899
Building professional capacity of health care providers through eLearning sessions is a major objective of the AKDN eHealth Programme. The French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) offers eLearning sessions to health care providers at Bamyan and Faizabad Provincial Hospitals and Mirwais Regional Hospital, Kandahar in Afghanistan and Khorog Oblast General Hospital in Tajikistan.
Aga Khan Health Service, Afghanistan (AKHS, A); Aga Khan University; AKDN eHRC; faculty from Dalhousie University, Canada; FMIC; and faculty from Notre Dame Institute of Education, Pakistan are undertaking a research study to evaluate the efficacy of FMIC’s eLearning intervention on improving Maternal, Newborn and Child Health knowledge and practices of health care providers at these hospitals.
Strengths and weaknesses of the eLearning approach will be identified along with factors that lead to the success or failure of such interventions in health care settings of low- and middle-income countries.
AKDN eHRC is working with AKU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery to develop and deliver eLearning sessions, and develop pre- and post-tests and an observation check list.
The research study, projected to be completed by early 2017, is funded by the Government of Canada, through Global Affairs Canada and Aga Khan Foundation, Canada.