ALMA launches new online courses and webinars to help countries strengthen accountability for action and results
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Published: 28 October 2020
The African Leaders Malaria Alliance, an alliance of Africa’s Heads of state and Government; today announced the launch of three exciting online training courses and the first of a series of webinars to promote accountability for action and results for malaria, Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health, and NTDs. Part of Chairman HE President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Digitalisation agenda, these new courses and webinars are designed to help countries improve the impact of their scorecard management tools to measure accountability for action.
The courses will cover creating a new scorecard management tool, improving an existing one and how to use the scorecard web platform – our online tool to manage scorecards. These free online courses are available now on almalearning.org.
“To achieve the bold and ambitious targets that we committed to in the Catalytic Framework to End AIDS, TB and Eliminate Malaria in Africa by 2030 , ALMA will continue to drive accountability for action and results against malaria, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and address reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) and nutrition through scorecards and trackers to measure and assess progress. There are over 80 country and community scorecards belonging to and used by countries and regions across Africa using our accountability and action tracking mechanisms as critical tools for identifying bottlenecks and stimulating action” said Joy Phumaphi, ALMA Executive Secretary.
“In the context of COVID-19 and the shifting landscape, these new courses are vital in delivering training to health professionals across ministries of health and partner organisations. We believe these courses will help to increase accountability and foster action for improved health outcomes from national to community levels”
Supporting countries through the COVID-19 pandemic
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, ALMA supported ministries of health by facilitating in-person workshops and training sessions. In these challenging times, ALMA has continued to help countries through online meetings and workshops for improved accountability. These online courses represent another tool for the Heads of State Alliance to provide quality training and support to countries during the pandemic.
With these new online courses, various countries and stakeholder participants will be able to:
- learn at their own pace, from anywhere: deciding where and when to take courses as they are available wherever there is an internet connection – an ideal solution for many working from home because of COVID-19.
- learn from experts: the free online courses have been created by experts from the African Leaders Malaria Alliance and include many compelling case studies from African countries’ ministries of health.
- earn a certificate: complete the courses with self-paced quizzes to earn a certificate that can be shared on LinkedIn or curriculum vitae in career progression.
Learn from African countries with our upcoming webinars
Along with the online courses, ALMA is excited to announce the first of a series of upcoming webinars to highlight the innovative and impactful way ministries of health across Africa are using scorecard management tools.
Our first webinar is on Wednesday 28 October at 3pm EAT where Ghana and Zambia will discuss how they are using scorecard tools during COVID-19, community scorecard tools and the scorecard web platform.
We encourage you to register and join us for our webinars. You will learn from experts and discover practical strategies and approaches that you can use in your own scorecard work.
Promoting Digitalization – Online courses and webinars – part of our new knowledge hub launching next year
Our online training courses and webinars will form part of an online knowledge hub that the ALMA Chair will launch early in 2021. The knowledge hub will become the one-stop portal for learning about scorecard management tools and accountability mechanisms.
The upcoming knowledge hub will help deliver the digitisation and real-time data priority as set out in H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s legacy agenda for his two-year term as ALMA chair.
Along with online courses and webinars, the knowledge hub will include:
- a public directory of scorecards shared by African countries
- online resources including case studies, toolkits and training material
- a community of practice to share experiences of using scorecards and discover practical advice from other countries
- technical support for ministries of health to request help and guidance with the scorecard management tools
While the knowledge hub will launch in early 2021, online courses and the first webinar are already available at almalearning.org.
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