Maletsabisa Molapo

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In this paper, we present the design, implementation, and deployment of a tool developed to help rural health trainers to create digital training content for low-literate Community Health Workers (CHWs) in Lesotho; the digital content being mobile videos created from combining images, voice-over, and/or video clips. Our results show that when health(More)
Health education in rural communities is one of the main ways in which developing countries are addressing prevalent health issues like maternal and child mortality, HIV/Aids, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. In many rural villages, Community Health Workers (CHWs) act as proxies through which health education information is spread in their communities. In(More)
Many in the developing world have little to no experience with computers they have never used software as part of their daily lives and jobs, so there is always a challenge for how this class of users can be engaged in Participatory Design in a manner that the value of their participation is not limited by their computing experience. This paper looks at(More)
We present the results of deploying a feedback mechanism in a community health education project, which enables rural-based nurses to elicit feedback from rural villages in order to improve their efforts in health education and service delivery in these areas. We implemented a mobile asynchronous-voice platform, through which Community Health Workers (CHWs)(More)
There is already strong evidence that mobile videos are a good vehicle for public health information dissemination, but there remain open questions around sustainability, appropriate target users, consumption patterns, content, and usage models. We analyse log and interview data of 42 community health workers (who were first time smartphone users) from a(More)
Medical students gaining experience in outpatient's clinics and admission wards are exposed to clinical clerkship as this is an important part of their training. There is paucity of reported patients' experiences and perceptions of medical students in low-income settings. The present study was conducted at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH), Malawi(More)
In recent years the evolving practice of co-design has continued to shift the roles of designers, researchers and the collection of partners formerly known as users. A growing community of researchers is pursuing this work "across borders." The greatly varied contexts of such work present distinctive challenges related to culture, power, language, etc. This(More)
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