Vaka Health Foundation

Continuous Professional Development

CPD provides a means for nurses to keep up with emerging issues within healthcare as well as knowledge sharing. It also provides a means of maintaining standards and ethical nursing practice. Vaka Health Foundation supports the development and dissemination of CPD free of charge through the Guild Learning Center. CPD is accessible at the Guild Learning Centre as discussed on the previous page.

The foundation also supports in-country capacity building which enables nursing authorities to develop and deliver member driven CPD programs. One such initiative is the MyCpdZw program which provides nurses in Zimbabwe with CPD. The platform which lives at www.mycpdzw.org has over 30000 nurses registered and actively accessing CPD from the site.

What makes us special

 

Mobile health education is a cost-effective, high-quality, training solution for health care workers. It provides the following:

  • Engaging learning modules for on-going professional health care training
  • Evidence-based learning
  • Context-specific learning
  • Content and platforms that work in resource-poor environments with low mobile connectivity
  • Efficient and effective communication and updates on health knowledge

Our objectives in CPD

  • Provide vastly improved remote professional development and networking options and up-to-date courses for health professionals

  • Consolidate and improve VAKA’s technological development

  • Roll out products to 3 – 10 other African countries in 3 – 5 years

  • Provide professional career development pathways and networking options to 750 000 health care workers in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Improve the health outcomes for 179 million people in sub-Saharan Africa

  • Make a game-changing contribution toward the improvement of health care systems

Our CPD Product

  • Remote online (and off-line) professional development courses and networking options for healthcare workers

  • Robust accessible VAKA Health software platform (mobiles, tablets, PC)

  • Deliver accredited and quality-assured Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses in Africa to Health Care Workers

  • Active, mutually supportive partnerships with key stakeholders in Africa (WHO, Pharmaceutical Companies etc)

  • Broadcast instant updates of essential health information to health workers.

Software capabilities

This is a context-appropriate technological platform. Large parts of sub-Saharan Africa have intermittent or no mobile network coverage. This application has

  • Off-line capability for remote areas

  • Works in 3G, 4G and 5G networks with limited and variable broadband coverage