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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:

  1. How to give local people the knowledge, confidence and competence to help themselves and support one another with less reliance on international support
  2. How to empower frontline health workers so they can keep safe and keep serve their communities?
  3. 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

 

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09 Nov 2017

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MAKING ONLINE TRAINING A SOCIAL EXPERIENCE

06 Feb 2018

MiiHealth are exploring the opportunity for promoting a more personal and social learning experience, and why this is relevant to the humanitarian sector

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16 Feb 2018

MiiHealth are looking at how the humanitarian sector can continue to evolve and adapt in a fast-changing digital world.

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20 Jun 2018

As their ESI project comes to an end, Miihealth share some of the successes, challenges, and opportunities to further their combinatorial approach; building on advances in pedagogy from vocational training, broadband and smart phone communications, simulated reality and gamification

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Jun

ALLEVIATING SUFFERING AND PROMOTING HUMAN DIGNITY AT THE VERY END

05 Jul 2018

MiiHealth explore how the learnings from the simulation training approach used in their ‘ebuddi’ initiative can be built upon to ensure effective palliative care in humanitarian crises

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