Resource Spotlight: Distance Learning for Health: What Works

photo credit R. Nyberg
photo credit R. Nyberg

Distance learning for health (DL4H) is gaining popularity as a means of providing education and training to health professionals in low and middle income countries. This growth in popularity stems from the potential advantages conferred by distance learning, including: greater and easier access, low cost, scope for capacity strengthening and the potential for in-service training that can indirectly contribute to better retention of the workforce.

This document summarises findings of a global review whose aim was to identify patterns of success and impact, and outline likely trends in the nature and provision of distance learning for health in low and middle income countries, hence informing future policy, research and investment in distance learning for health workers. [adapted from introduction]

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