Not-for-profitYear launched: 2006
Country of Operation
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Higher middle-income (60-80%)
- High-income (80-100%)
- Mental health
SummaryHealth[e]Foundation aims to enrich and update the skills of practicing health workers using blended learning, a method of learning that combines conventional classroom teaching methods with independent learning via e-learning methods.
By offering blended learning programs, Health[e]Foundation aims to give as many healthcare workers as possible access to information and knowledge that is essential for their daily clinical practice.
Key program components
Health[e]Foundation aims to provide healthcare workers with access to the latest information about HIV/AIDS, pediatric HIV, TB, and Mental Health and ensure that they have the most up-to-date skills to treat patients through training programs specific to each health topic. The program targets health professionals in regions of the world where access to updated information and capacity to continue clinical education is limited.
Health[e]Foundation applies the innovative blended learning model. This combines e-learning with conventional classroom teaching methods such as laboratory work. This ensures that participants have both a cognitive understanding of the material, as well as the practical skills to apply their newly acquired knowledge.
Participants can access course material on their own time and complete the course at a pace that accommodates their professional lives. E-learning is mostly conducted through the Internet. Where access to the Internet is limited or unavailable, such as in remote areas, learning materials can be accessed using Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices. The self-learning method is combined with in-classroom, laboratory and on-site training programs, allowing participants to practice and apply what they have learned and receive feedback from experts and colleagues.
Health[e]Foundation has also facilitated the virtual sharing of information and peer-learning. Participants can take part in virtual discussion with colleagues and other participants from around the world through a web-portal application. All courses are updated annually and are continually available to program alumni online, ensuring that participants always have access to the most up-to-date information on prevention and treatment for relevant health topics.
- 1 day in person kick off
- 3 months of self-study using USB
- 2 day workshop (presentations, role play, team work)
- Health worker receives certificate
- Continuous medical education using USB stick
Health[e]Foundation is a not-for-profit organization based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It was established with the philosophy that a good healthcare system is essential for sound socioeconomic growth in developing countries. Health[e] Foundation focuses their efforts on creating sustainable methods of training and educating health care workers on treatment and prevention of communicable and poverty-related disease via distance learning systems.