Today, mPowering Frontline Health Workers is announcing a new health area – Zika virus- on its ORB platform. ORB now hosts mobile-friendly materials to support training for frontline health workers on Zika.
The ORB platform connects trainers and frontline health workers to mobile-ready training resources. For content developers, ORB delivers content to a large audience of trainers, implementers, and health workers.
New Zika content on ORB covers tools and resources that health workers can use to learn new information, refresh their skills, and counsel patients who have suspected or confirmed cases of Zika. Some examples of content on ORB include:
- Key Zika Considerations for Healthcare Settings: This tool provides suggested actions for health workers to follow when working with patients who may have Zika
- Zika Basics Flipbook for Community Health Workers: This flipbook provides CHWs with Zika basics including how the virus is spread, the effects of the virus, what to do if infected, and means of prevention.
- Health Ministers Guide on Zika: This guide provides an overview of Zika prevention, transmission and treatment.
We will continue to add to the Zika domain as new materials become available. If you have Zika-related training materials to share on ORB, please visit health-orb.org and click on ‘add resource’ for submission guidelines and instructions. For ideas on how to integrate ORB content into training programs, please click here or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Content review for these materials was provided by the USAID Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP); and content was identified from mPowering’s call for content, as well as MCSP’s Zika Landscape Analysis. For community engagement and communication materials related to Zika, visit the Zika Communication Network here.