Health care worker training at scale: Reflections from COVID-19
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Resolve to Save Lives partnered with organizations across 22 countries in Africa to support health care worker training and mentorship in primary health care facilities. After finding that existing resources were not optimized for use by health care workers, the team developed a self-paced, online course about infection prevention and control measures that featured realistic case scenarios delivered in short modules. The course, developed in close collaboration with the African Field Epidemiology Network and the Nigeria Primary Health Care Development Agency, was piloted in Nigeria before being expanded to 20 countries. Nearly two-thirds of those who enrolled completed the course, with an average rating of 9 out of 10.