Thanks to the Familia Nawiri project, funded by Novartis, 145 Community Health Volunteers were trained in March on the use of an application developed by APHRC, to create an electronic report of the activities in the communities where they operate.
This includes door-to-door visits for the distribution of basic medicines and identification of possible pathologies among the members of the families visited.
The training, held by APHRC trainers, involved the volunteers in lectures but also in practical exercises on the use of the application.
In these days, the smartphones necessary for Community Volunteers have been delivered to use the app in data collection. The activity took place at the public health facility of Baba Dogo, and the community center of Mathare, two of the slums of Nairobi where World Friends operates.
Volunteers will now be able to carry out their activities more quickly, accurately and from an environmental point of view.