Healthcare workers are at the frontline of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic response, yet there is a paucity of literature on their related knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP). While technical guidance surrounding COVID-19 is available to support community health workers in Mozambique — known locally as agentes polivalentes elementares (APEs) — communicating this information has been challenging due to restrictions on travel, face-to-face group meetings and training.
upSCALE, a digital health platform already in use by 1,213 APEs and 299 supervisors across three provinces in Mozambique, has been modified to support APEs to effectively manage COVID-19. Thus far, it has distributed pandemic related SMS, training modules and a KAP survey. Through the latter, we hope to contribute to global and local efforts to better control the COVID-19 pandemic.
This poster was presented at the 69th annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Country: MozambiqueKeywords: Capacity development | Community delivery | Digital health | Surveillance | Research | COVID-19 | Health system strengthening | Use of evidence | Case management | Diagnosis | SDG3
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