Ethiopian study: GHMP videos improve
community health worker knowledge after six months

This research tested the effectiveness of Global Health Media Project videos to teach community health workers about neonatal health.

The study was done in Gondar, Ethiopia in 2018. A curriculum was developed on essential newborn care topics (for example, recognizing danger signs and maintaining body temperature) using Global Health Media videos.

A two-day workshop was held at the University of Gondar Hospital in which participants were shown 18 GHMP videos. 67 CHWs participated in the pre- and post-tests, and the results showed a statistically significant improvement in test scores. Knowledge retention rates remained high after six months: a second final test given to 42 of the CHWs continued to show a statistically significant increase relative to the pre-test.

The study authors (Rishi Mediratta and Ashenafi Tazebew) concluded that videos are a tool that may be used to scale large community health worker education programs at a global level.

The full study has been submitted for journal publication and is described in more detail here.

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