This applied research project examines the use of social media to enhance learning and training and to strengthen professional networks of sub-Saharan African health workers. In addition to the scientific outputs, we will produce instructions for learners, scripts for moderators and tutors, and guidelines for health and health education institutions. The research consortium is made up of teams from Nigeria, Zambia, South Africa and Switzerland and an advisory board of international experts accompanies the endeavour.

Funder: Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development

This project is funded by the logo-r4dSwiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d programme). The programme is a joint funding initiative by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). The r4d programme supports research aimed at solving global problems with a focus on least developed, low and middle income countries.