Amref and Accenture recognized by Fortune Magazine for mobile phone training platform

A community health worker using LEAP to collect patient data in Dagoretti, a urban informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. (Photo: Amref Health Africa/Jeroen van Loon)

August 20, 2019 – Accenture, an Amref Health Africa partner, was recently highlighted by Fortune, a popular American business magazine, for our collaboration on LEAP – a mobile phone training platform.

Fortune released their Change the World list that recognizes companies creating positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy. Accenture ranked number 21 on the list.

Together with Accenture, we created LEAP – a mobile phone platform that trains community health workers (CHWs). Because LEAP runs on easily accessible mobile phone technology (ie. flip phones and other non-smart phones) health workers can learn at their own pace and more efficiently. LEAP delivers training through a combination of audio text messages and is built around an approved curriculum. LEAP also serves CHWs as a collaboration tool, allowing CHWs within the same region to chat and message one another while assessing patients or studying. CHWs can also use Leap as a monitoring tool where they can store their patients’ health information. Learn more about LEAP here.

As of February 2019, we have trained over 35,000 CHWs through LEAP.

Read Accenture’s profile on Fortune’s Change the World List

Learn more about LEAP here

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