Simulation-based training tools for JIT capacity building
Organisation: MiiHealth Ltd
Partners: The MENTOR Initiative
Location: Freetown, Siera Leone
Type of grant: Core – recognition
Co-creation of simulation based training through an agile approach to development enabling Just in Time (JIT) high impact training which is cultural and context specific and ensures a sustainable legacy, with the potential to transform the international humanitarian response.
What is the humanitarian need?
Three challenges raised in emergencies include:
- How to give local people the knowledge, confidence and competence to help themselves and support one another with less reliance on international support
- How to empower frontline health workers so they can keep safe and keep serve their communities?
- How to improve quality, speed, scale and coherence of local capacity building?
Examples include: Strengthening outbreak response from pandemics and anti-microbial resistance; improving effectiveness and efficiency of IPC training; improving quality assurance and making M&E occur in real time; and reducing dependence on English language and literacy.
What is the innovative solution?
The solution is innovative in its approach to development, its outcomes and its potential to build on more widely. This tool will
- build on advances in simulation training
- enable the use of voice-overs in local language
- allow agile development facilitating co-creation with frontline teams
- be intuitive in overcoming barriers of literacy and language
- ensure the availability of human resources with the appropriate mix of competencies, including knowledge and skills in the event of an outbreak
- improve compliance with International Health Regulations
- and could be applied to other competencies
What are the expected outcomes?
- Understanding of barriers to innovation in the crisis
- Appreciation that there are alternatives to current focus on English based MOOCs with well defined, practical model for training in local language
- Illustration of how analytics can be used to drive a virtuous circle of improvement at the level of the individual, institution and programme
- Cost effectiveness compared to traditional training formats
- Development proposal for pilot in an affected country with sites and partners identified