Low-Tech Manikins Help Train Healthcare Workers in Cambodia

High-tech medical manikins like the ones highlighted in the Wall Street Journal (see “New Training Tool for Doctors,” October 19, 2015) offer an incredible training experience for healthcare providers. The cost of these simulations can be prohibitive, however—especially in low-resource countries. Fortunately, training tools don’t need a big price tag to be effective.

In Cambodia, the USAID Quality Health Services (QHS) Project assembles low-cost manikins from materials on hand—sand babies, pillows, cloth—to provide a hands-on training experience every bit as effective in increasing healthcare workers’ skill competencies. Read more about how the QHS Project is using manikins to improve the quality of maternal and child health care in Cambodia

Healthcare workers at all levels benefit from the use of low-tech manikins in patient training simulations
Healthcare workers at all levels benefit from the use of low-tech manikins in patient training simulations
Date 
November 09, 2015
Authors 
Rachel Doane, Project Coordinator
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