The Internews Center for Innovation & Learning commissioned a study to explore the potential for community health workers and traditional birth attendants in Kenya to use an interactive mobile platform to improve the dissemination of health information in their communities. Internews’ Kenya office and the research team jointly determined two initial research sites to capture data from two kinds of marginalized communities: the Nairobi slum of Korogocho, and the small town of Matungu in Mumias District in rural western Kenya. Researchers gathered quantitative and qualitative data on the roles of CHWs and TBAs through focus group discussions, questionnaires and one-on-one interviews. The study resulted in recommendations for a pilot e-health project.
Why it helps with planning: This report provides a detailed example of how to approach concept development with the target population and planning for implementation. It is a complementary case study to the guidance offered in the Planning Guide.