Description of Innovation

Skilled frontline workers are essential to the public health systems of most middle- and low-income countries. However, countries often face chronic shortages of health workers to provide basic services to rural and underserved populations because of a lack of standardized capacity building solutions and training resources.  

Bodhi Health Education uses low-cost mobile technology and customized e-learning tools to provide quality and scalable training to health workers. Complex medical topics are taught using interactive and pictorial videos in regional languages, to engage health workers from all literacy levels. The use of a ­­mobile platform increases flexibility of training schedules and locations, and allows health workers continuous access to material to refresh and renew their learning.

Bodhi Health Education currently operates across three states in India and has trained over 650 health workers, impacting more than 500,000 lives.