Matogen Applied Insights (MAI) created an online medical edutainment platform for a client in a neighbouring country.
Healthcare in Botswana
Botswana is an upper-middle-income country that has taken great strides towards improving access to healthcare. It offers universal healthcare to its citizens through its public healthcare system, free for children under five years of age. In keeping with objectives to improve child health in Africa, Matogen Applied Insights (MAI) collaborated in a programme aimed at primary and pre-primary school children.
Children’s experience of medical treatment
Medical procedures can often be daunting, if not outright traumatic, for children. The extracurricular medical edutainment programme is designed to make children more comfortable with doctors, nurses and dentists. Through classes and holiday programmes, children are exposed to various medical topics, including personal safety, hygiene, nutrition, anatomy and doctors’ tools. In addition to alleviating any anxiety associated with seeking medical treatment, the programme also ultimately aims to potentially entice children to seek careers within the world of medicine.
Junior Medics online platform
Owing to the social distancing effects of Covid-19 and the barriers it brought to the Junior Medics team, MAI helped create an online learning platform that allows children to have the whole Junior Medics experience and more, despite the pandemic. MAI’s software developers were able to provide a customised environment with programme-specific content and appropriate accessibility. The platform enables Junior Medics teachers, usually junior doctors, to upload any content in the form of PDF’s, word documents, videos, images, etc. In addition, facilitators are also able to set up worksheets in the form of an online quiz, which can be monitored by time slot, which enables them to observe how students engage with the different content.
Thanks to the medical edutainment platform created by MAI , the Junior Medics team can be one step ahead in improving child health and training future doctors!